Design Worldwide Partnership (dwp) wins this year’s Sustainable Design Initiative of the Year award for its work on the Smart Dubai office for the 2017 CID Awards.
The judges applauded the clear and descriptive presentation highlighting how the project led to LEED Gold Certification and how sustainability is actually achieved, from the site handling to execution. They also commended the workmanship in the fit-out and the process that took the Smart Dubai Office to completion.
Speaking to Nadine Abedzadeh, senior interior design at dwp, who spearheaded the project, she said: “I am lost for words- it is an amazing feeling and we are so proud of the project at dwp. We are so happy that it’s going for LEED Gold which is very exciting.
“From every step of the way, right from concept, we thought about sustainability and that was part of the brief- the client wanted to aim for a LEED Gold certification and I think we are going to achieve that.
“Our approach to sustainability started with material selection- everything we used was recycled. It even went as far as when we were looking at MEP and the way in which we have lighting control and chimers to make sure the lights were only used when needed in the night-time, so it’s all really about energy saving.”
The judges highly commended Xworks self-designed office for achieving LEED and WELL standards, while taking into consideration its employees’ wellbeing.
The award was presented by Andre Winogradsky, managing director from Geberit.
See all the winners of the 2017 Commercial Interior Design Awards.