#41 - Arabian Nights

A Zero-Waste Landfill in Sharjah

Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

The city of Sharjah, UAE, might reach its zero-waste landfill goal by 2020, as Foster + Partners will remodel the city’s principal landfill site for Bee’ah, the leading environmental energy and waste management company of the Middle East.

Some of the firm’s technological endeavors include the introduction of solar-powered smart bins which are directly linked to Bee’ah’s control room for fast and efficient waste collection, while also acting as WiFi hotspots.

Located in the Al Saj’ah district of Sharjah, the site sits near the yet-to-be-completed Bee’ah headquarters, a sustainable, renewable energy-powered complex designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.


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Hilary Edesess is a freelance journalist based in Marseille, France. She blogs about culture, art and urban design.

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