The project comprises the design and construction of the seven stations on the Expo 2020 Metro Rail Project. The metro expansion is connected to the existing Red Line metro via a branch connection located between Jumeirah Lake Tower and the Nakheel Harbour Tower (NHT) station. The existing NHT station will be transformed into an Interchange Station. The Expo 2020 station will initially be a terminal station with an iconic design appropriate for the Expo 2020 site. The major part (approximately 10.5km)of the proposed metro expansion runs elevated.
The underground section of the metro expansion (approx. 4.5km) is located under the Jumeriah Golf Estates and approximately half of the Dubai Investment Park. Figure 1 below highlights the locations of the metro stations that are part of the Metro Expansion Project.
Core GBC has provided consultation for achieving LEED Gold certification under V4 for the seven Route 2020 Metro Rail Project’s stations, as well as for meeting the Dubai Green Building Regulations and Specifications of the Emirate of Dubai (henceforth referred to as the Dubai Green Building Regulations).
The Route 2020 Metro Rail Project has sustainability requirements that go beyond those of most other infrastructure projects in Dubai. These can be broadly split into two categories: stations and infrastructure. The sustainability aspects of infrastructure ‐ such as viaducts, tunnels, and other ancillary facilities, which outlines a bespoke approach to ensuring compliance with RTA’s brief of creating benchmark sustainable infrastructure in Dubai.
Details of the stations are as follows:
- R38: Interchange Station at Nakheel Harbour and Tower New Station
- R70: Elevated Station
- R71: Elevated Station
- R72: Elevated Station
- R73: Underground Station
- R74: Underground Station
- EXPO: Iconic Station at the Expo 2020 site
RTA’s objective for the stations is to achieve Gold Certification under the U.S. Green Buildings Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program version 4, as well as ensure compliance with the Dubai Green Building Regulations (DGBR).
It is important to highlight that sustainability will be holistically incorporated into all aspects of the building design and construction through consideration of all international, national and subnational initiatives relevant to the context and project
PROJECTS: 7 METRO STATIONS
AREA: 81,133 sq.m
RATING SYSTEM: LEED NC V4 (Gold)
SCOPE: LEED consultant