International Examples of Sustainable Construction


Xeritown responsive urban planning strategy

The Xeritown responsive urban planning strategy is a mixed-use property development on Dubai’s outskirts.

The strategy returns to the traditional settlement principles of Arab villages, focused on narrow shade-covered streets, intimate courtyards and perforated walls. By integrating the desert and local climate, the result is a systematically adapted and optimized design.

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“Commended for its novel, alternative approach to property development” – Holcim Awards Jury
Sustainable construction projects applauded across Africa Middle East
Project Entry 2008 for Africa Middle East
Project Details
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Holcim Awards
Acknowledgement prize 2008
Africa Middle East