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Sharjah Sustainable City 'offers highest green economy standards'

SHARJAH, February 27, 2021

Sharjah Sustainable City (SSC), a joint venture between Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and Diamond Developers, a leading sustainable communities developer in the UAE, said it has been designed perfectly and strategically to meet all three pillars of sustainability: economic, social, and environmental.
  
Coming up at the heart of Sharjah near Al Rahmaniya area, SSC is the first modern mixed-use project in the emirate that aims to deliver the highest standards of green economy and environmental sustainability. 
 
By the fusion of old and new, the future-ready city, SSC engulfs 1,120 villas each designed specially to provide comfort and feasibility to its residents. 
 
According to the developers, SSC blends traditional and innovative designs together: a traditional design that once integrated the right way in the futuristic concept of design, will carry many social and environmental benefits which can be enhanced using urban design and smart technology. 
 
"Tradition starts by blending the villas with the environment while ensuring a bond with the wider surrounding community, which results in a human scale lenient towards social integration and community building," said its CEO Yousif Ahmed Al Mutawa.
 
"The villa designs are unique yet encompass a traditional feel: providing a desired level of privacy while maintaining a calm and bonded neighborhood feeling. The Ghaf, and Date palms have been part of our tradition, and thus we made sure they are available everywhere in order to further provide this sense of authenticity," he noted.
 
Al Mutawa said Shurooq's vision was to create a futuristic living concept that tackles our current problems and aim to provide a better future while also preserving our vibrant tradition and heritage. 
 
"Imagine a community that provides its residents with plenty of opportunities to enjoy a high quality of life. A world-class city that strives to preserve and improve its economy, the quality of its environment, and the health and well-being of its residents. Imagine a self-contained and sustainable project where every facility is connected to another and at a walking distance, where preserving the environment is put as a priority, and where people adopt a productive and healthy lifestyle," he stated. 
 
"This might seem like a grand challenge, but has become a reality after our strategic partnership with Diamond Developers, thus bringing the Sharjah Sustainable City to life.
   
On its modern and futuristic side, Al Mutawa said: "SSC is suitable yet affordable to all individuals and families looking for a home of the future where their investment will serve a lifetime. The villas are built with nature in mind by using the most efficient materials and facades and powered by solar panels placed innovatively on every rooftop. 
 
More novelty is embedded in the design by using smart mobility, such as, autonomous shuttles and EV charging stations, he noted.
 
According to him, the smart design of the SSC will be serving the social life in many ways. "To start with, the city is surrounded and shielded by three high gates that clearly display safety and security. Children can play on car-free roads and sikkas, while parents enjoy a free walk in the surrounding green areas," he explained.
 
"Villas and apartments were carefully surrounded by tall green trees that provide the shade needed, and are built using UV-reflective paint and double-glazed windows to avoid direct sunlight and minimize heat absorption which will decrease the load of air conditioners and chillers workload and reduce energy consumption," he noted.
 
Al Mutawa said energy won’t be the only aspect solved by SSC’s nouvelle design. 
 
"The villas will be equipped with low flow water fixtures which reduces water consumption and thus the production of carbon. The productive design of the units also allows all the landscape to be irrigated by the treated sewage water," he observed. 
 
"Aiming to achieve a zero-waste of efficiency, SSC promoted mandatory practices of waste minimization, sorting, and recycling. The organic waste will be divested to an onsite biogas plant which will treat it and produce electricity while other wastes will be recycled through our waste management partner. This alone shows how innovative SSC is," he added.-TradeArabia News Service



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