Italy’s Antonio Citterio to Design the Interiors of Bee’ah’s New, Futuristic HQ
Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading and award-winning environmental management company, has signed an agreement with Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, a world-renowned, multi-disciplinary design practice based in Italy. The agreement will provide bespoke furniture, fixture, equipment and interior design services for Bee'ah's new, iconic headquarters in Sharjah.
HE Salim Al Owais, Chairman of Bee’ah, signed the agreement with Antonio Citterio, co-founding principal of Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel on Friday, 10th November 2017, at the offices of Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel in Milan, Italy. Other attendees included Group CEO, HE Khaled Al Huraimel, and HE Abdullah Hassan Al Shamsi, Consul-General of the UAE in Milan.
Offering his insights on the momentous signing, HE Salim Al Owais, Chairman of Bee’ah, said “We have always prided ourselves on implementing best-in-class practices and forming alliances with global specialists to execute ambitious projects. One of our most ambitious projects to date is our new headquarters, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. Through this agreement, we look forward to utilising their unique aesthetics to complement the design of the headquarters to achieve our vision of creating an architectural icon of sustainability.”
The signing is with yet another world-renowned entity, following agreements with Zaha Hadid Architects and Al Futtaim Carillion. It demonstrates top companies in their respective industries working together to create Bee'ah’s landmark of sustainability. The guiding strategy behind the headquarters was to implement world-class practices and form alliances with leading entities to produce exceptional results.
Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, which specialises in the fields of architecture, interior and urban design, are renowned for their exceptional work, and rank among the most distinguished designers in the world. Their timeless, world-class designs have led to their success globally, spanning continents and catering to some of the world’s most illustrious establishments. Some of their most recent projects include the interior design of the Bulgari Hotel Beijing, located in the heart of the Embassy District in China’s capital city. In addition, Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel’s portfolio includes the Bulgari Hotels & Resorts in Milan, London and Dubai; the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Milan; and the Ermenegildo Zegna group headquarters in Milan.
Antonio Citterio commented on the signing, “It is an incredible honour to bring our expertise in interior design principles to such a prestigious project. We have designed many acclaimed projects all over the globe but this project is unique for our company. It will simultaneously be a landmark that will stand the test of time as well as a monument to environmental sustainability, which is among Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel’s foundational values.”
Bee’ah’s new, iconic complex will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy sources and was designed by the late Zaha Hadid, a world-renowned and award-winning architect. The landmark building will be the first building in the UAE that is powered by green renewable energy and is expected to achieve the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, the green-building standard's highest rating. Its ultra-low carbon, minimal water consumption and efficient use of materials during construction, embody sustainable principles.
Bee’ah is a Public Private Partnership Environmental Company, founded in 2007 and headquartered in the Emirate of Sharjah.
Bee’ah is an integrated environmental management company that touches and transforms thoughts, attitudes and behaviours in individuals, communities, businesses and countries enabling them to lead positive sustainable growth by providing the infrastructure, tools and support that they require to achieve their environmental goals.
Bee’ah aims to transform the environment through sustainable practices and achieve better value through sustainable commercial ventures ensuring that our commitments to our stakeholders are the priority.