The Pavilion Sales & Experience Centre at Tilal Al Ghaf in Dubai.

Majid Al Futtaim Communities, part of Majid Al Futtaim Properties, has announced that The Pavilion Sales & Experience Centre at Tilal Al Ghaf, its flagship mixed-use community in Dubai, has recently been recognised at this year’s BREEAM Awards, securing the Regional Award for Asia.

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is a leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It evaluates the procurement, design, construction and operation of a development against a range of targets based on performance benchmarks.

Hosted by Building Research Establishment (BRE), the 2022 edition of the annual event took place in London, UK, on March 22.

Majid Al Futtaim Communities officials with the award.

Majid Al Futtaim Communities officials with the award.

Described by the independent judging panel as being “emblematic of successfully striking the right balance between cutting-edge aesthetic design and an unerring commitment to environmental standards”, The Pavilion at Tilal Al Ghaf is a benchmark for sustainable design for the UAE and beyond, according to Majid Al Futtaim Communities.

“As the first Zero Positive Building in the region and the first in the UAE to achieve the BREEAM Excellent rating, the Pavilion at Tilal Al Ghaf successfully addresses the sustainable use of natural resources and the reduction of carbon emissions, while providing an exceptional quality of life and high standards of comfort for employees and visitors alike,” says a spokesman for Majid Al Futtaim Communities.

Located at the heart of Tilal Al Ghaf on the banks of the Lagoon Al Ghaf, The Pavilion’s floor-to-ceiling glass façade allows for exceptional views across the crystal waters of the premium resort-style community’s stunning recreational lagoon.

“Featuring a floating curved roof and with ample use of organic materials, the building is not only aesthetically pleasing but harnesses biophilic design principles to connect seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. Currently utilised as a sales and experience centre, The Pavilion will become a vibrant hub where residents and guests can gather to enjoy a year-round calendar of inspiring arts, cultural and social events,” the spokesman adds.

The Pavilion embodies the unique lifestyle proposition offered by the wider Tilal Al Ghaf community that offers luxury resort-like living around Lagoon Al Ghaf, a recreational lagoon with sandy white beaches. Spanning over 3 million sq m, the   community will provide walkable neighbourhoods featuring high-quality villas, townhouses and apartments, connected by pathways, natural, open spaces and parks, complemented by vibrant retail, dining, leisure and cultural options.

“As Dubai’s first BREEAM interim certified project, Tilal Al Ghaf adheres to a development approach rooted in human-centric design and robust sustainability standards to deliver an exceptional quality of life and great experiences every day,” the spokesman remarks.

The 2022 BREEAM Award is the latest in the many recognitions achieved by The Pavilion at Tilal Al Ghaf, which has  previously achieved the WELL ILFI Zero Energy certification and Mena Green Building Awards – Zero Building of the Year 2019 accolade.