Eco Villa, a modern contemporary dwelling featuring traditional Qatari architecture, culture and heritage has been launched by a research and development organization promoting sustainable development. This landmark project, presented by Gulf Organization for Research and Development (GORD) reinforces Qatar s reputation as a leading advocate for sustainable development.
The eco villa is designed to win high star rating based on the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS), as it offers a genuinely sustainable, smart and healthy living environment for residents while preserving the Qatari architectural motifs, GORD said Wednesday.
The sustainable features of the eco villa include on-site renewable energy generation system, water-efficient plumbing fixtures and irrigation system, energy reduction, indoor lighting design, and intelligent building control system.
The eco villa will also be constructed using sustainable and recycled eco-friendly building materials that have low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emission rates, GORD said.
The villa's design is a modern interpretation of traditional Qatari architecture, reflecting the culture and heritage of Qatar whilst being contemporary in character and function - it creates a new aesthetic for sustainable development in Qatar, GORD informed.
GORD has selected three consulting firms; LSI Architects, MYAA Architects and RHWL Architects to design the sustainable Qatari Modern villa.
A committee consisting of representatives from the Qatar Museum Authority, Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage, Qatar University and Private Office has been formed in addition to GORD's experts to manage the bidding process and oversee the design of the eco villa, GORD added.