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Cityscape Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Wednesday 30 Sep 2009

World’s top architect backs Cityscape

Cityscape Dubai by WAN Editorial in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nikken Sekkei's Burj Al Alam will be showcased at Cityscape Dubai 
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Nikken Sekkei announce support ahead of Dubai Cityscape 

In the run up to the annual Cityscape Dubai there have been many rumblings that the one-time hub of construction is a sunken ship. But Nikken Sekkei, who claim the top spot in the top 100 architects league have announced their support for the event using it as a platform to express their sustainability commitments.

"The general public is more environmentally aware than ever before and carbon emissions are a contentious issue. Developers are now insisting on structural designs that comply with LEED standards and the use of environmentally friendly materials and coatings,” commented, Mr. Mitsuo Nakamura, Chairman of Nikken Sekkei. “Building owners are now also more commercially aware of the benefits of embracing sustainable design, in relation to maintenance and management costs over the lifetime of the building. So once again, Cityscape Dubai will provide us with an appropriate platform to demonstrate our sustainable design excellence capable of delivering substantial energy savings,” added Nakamura.

With in excess of 2,300 professional staff and annual fee income over US$400 million, Nikken Sekkei was the first Japanese architect to exhibit in the Middle East, when it debuted at Cityscape Dubai in 2006, this year the sustainability focus will allow them to showcase the technological advancements in sustainable design which have been employed in Mode-Gakuen Spiral Towers, Pola Museum of Art, Tokyo Midtow, Toho Gakuen School of Music Annex, Shibuya New Cultural District Development Project, Dongdaemun Development Project, Guangzhou New Library, Citic Plaza as well as local projects such as Burj Al Alam and Jumeira Gardens Techonopreneur City.

The event announced a week ago that it would accept last minute requests for exhibition space, with an evident reduction in participants this year as the Dubai market is rapidly strangled by the financial slow down. Cityscape Dubai runs from 5-8 October.

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