Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11 July 2018: The Yas Bay Arena, currently being developed by Miral, on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, has won the Sustainable Building Design of the Year award at the MENA Green Building Awards 2018, the developer said in a Press communiqué. Yas Bay Arena is part of Yas Bay’s waterfront destination, which is part of an upcoming mixed-use area on the southern end of Yas Island, the communiqué said.
According to Miral, the sustainability of the Yas Bay Arena building has been achieved by integrating energy- and water-efficient building systems and architectural treatments, which lead to a 22.4% saving in energy and 28% saving in water.
Commenting on the award, B.R. Kiran, Chief Portfolio Officer, Miral, said: “We are very proud of the recognition of the design of Yas Bay Arena as the most Sustainable Building of the Year. This is testimony of Miral’s commitment to creating and building projects that are globally recognised as sustainable and environment-friendly projects.”
The Yas Bay Arena is scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2019, the communiqué said. The Arena is part of the overall transformation of the southern part of Yas Island, the communiqué further said. The destination will include a waterfront promenade with 50 restaurants and 20 retail shops, in addition to two hotels; a Hilton family resort and a beach club, the communiqué added.
According to Miral, the Overall Yas Bay project will also be home to Abu Dhabi’s media zone, twofour54, and the Residences at Yas Bay, an urban island community. The communiqué said this development is set to attract more than 15,000 new residents and 10,000 working professionals to Yas Island.