Not far from Abu Dhabi, in one of the world’s most extreme climates, you will find Masdar which aims to be the world’s most sustainable city. Masdar is home to the International Renewable Energy Agency Headquarters (IRENA HQ). Designed by Woods Bagot, this clean energy building is a blueprint for sustainable urban development in a challenging climate.
IRENA HQ is the subject of a short film in the ‘Building a Better Future’ series produced by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions. Presented by the World Green Building Council, the series of short films explores green buildings and how sustainably conscious design positively impacts on the quality of people’s lives.
IRENA is an intergovernmental organization that promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy. The sustainably-designed headquarters serves as an emblem to the work that happens within.
Video and text courtesy of Woods Bagot