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2019

MEED Awards
2019Articles
October 10, 2021

GAJ Wins Two MEED National Awards

GAJ has been honoured at the 2021 MEED Projects Awards with two projects being recognised as National Winners. The recently completed Miral Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, and Hilton Garden Inn…
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Sustainable design
2019Articles
September 22, 2021

Getting Back to Basics with Passive Design

It’s time we got back to the basics of sustainability and green buildings. But why do we need green buildings and what is the main goal? The ultimate goal is,…
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Miral headquarters
2019Articles
August 8, 2021

Indoor Slide Forms Centrepiece of New Miral Headquarters

The narrative of the new Miral headquarters in Abu Dhabi is undeniably employee-centric. It explores a progressive work environment beyond the norm. Unconventional spaces that support new-age work systems interspersed…
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Young architects
2019Articles
August 3, 2021

The Next Generation Of Architects: Part 2

Safa Saleem Esraa Abdellah In the second part of this series we chat to assistant architects Safa Saleem and Esraa Abdellah who share their sources of inspiration and their thoughts…
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GAJ employees
2019Articles
July 29, 2021

The Next Generation of Architects: Part 1

Anu Francis Aleeya Yoosuf Today’s design graduates want to work in an environment where they can add value and where their voices can be heard. They value diversity and are…
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2019Articles
July 11, 2021

BIM: Boon or Bane?

Earlier this month Andrew Milburn was invited to join a panel discussion at the 2021 MEP Conference hosted by ITP Media Group. The topic was the importance and current level…
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Arcadia High School
2019Articles
June 24, 2021

Arcadia High School First in the Region to Achieve LEED Gold

The Arcadia High School, designed by Godwin Austen Johnson, is the first school in the Middle East to be awarded the LEED V4 (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Gold…
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Recycled construction material
2019Articles
May 25, 2021

Designing Out Waste Through BIM

Construction waste poses a significant threat to the environment. Debris, such as concrete, wood, metals and glass, that is left over can be sizeable and needs to be disposed of. Much…
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DoubleTree by Hilton Sharjah
2019Articles
May 3, 2021

The All-day Dining Space: a Balance of Function and Narrative

There are two things we consider when designing the all-day dining outlet within a hotel. The first is functionality. If a restaurant doesn’t work properly from a practical point of…
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ISG School KSA
2019Articles
April 18, 2021

Work On New ISG School Campus Enters Final Phase

Work on the new International Schools Group (ISG) campus in the Eastern Province of KSA is now in its final phase. Located in the up-and-coming area of Aziziyah the campus…
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