November 8, 2018
Doha, Qatar, 5 November 2018:
Msheireb Properties, a leading sustainable property development company anda subsidiary of Qatar Foundation for Education, Sciences and Society Development, is taking part in the 2018 Smart City Expo World Congress held in Barcelona from 13 to 15 November 2018.
Through their participation, Msheireb Properties aims to increase its global exposure and promote its flagship project Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), as the second smartest smart city district in the world. As the official global sponsor of the event, Msheireb Properties is also seeking to enhance its international presence, highlighting its commitment to developing smart, sustainable cities of the future.
At the Expo, Msheireb Properties will introduce its flagship project to the world, utilising this prominent platform to present Qatar as a leading nation of sustainable, smart city development, with a view to attracting new multinational companies and potential investors to the renovated downtown and business hub in the heart of Doha.
Ali Al Kuwari, Acting CEO of Msheireb Properties said: “Msheireb Properties’ participation in Barcelona’s Smart City Expo World Congress is a major benchmark in showcasing Msheireb Downtown Doha to the world and occupying a leading position on the international map as one of the smartest city districts in the world. As we move closer to the eventual completion of the project and start activating large blocks of the city, we are promoting MDD as one of the first Smart and Sustainable city districts built in the world, meaning that residents, tenants and visitors have the opportunity to experience urban living through a consistent deployment of network infrastructure, connected urban systems, integrated city operations and digital services.”
“We also view our presence in Barcelona as helping to raise the profile of Qatar globally, as we reiterate the capabilities of our national companies to execute such huge projects. MDD is a clear indication of Qatar’s abilities and talents; a nation that can deliver sophisticated projects and exceed expectations with the world’s best”, Al Kuwari added.
Centrally located within Barcelona’s Smart City Expo, Msheireb Properties’ Booth includes three walls intended to highlight the different aspects of what makes MDD as smart city; smart home applications, MDD’s smart city portal, and the command and control centre which oversees the entire district.
The first wall allows visitors to explore, through MDD’s smart home tablets, the Smart Home Systems, a series of controls and touchscreens that provide apartments in MDD with full smart home automation: automated lighting control, shades control, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) control, energy monitoring, audio and video integration, and video intercom.
The second wall highlights MDD’s “Lifestyle and Community Portal” which analyses energy production and consumption at a district, superblock, building and unit level, raising awareness, enhancing energy efficiency, and the smart metering of utilities. The portal allows customers to monitor all the smart systems that are integrated in their residence, retail business, or corporate office.
The third wall presents a replica visualisations of MDD’s Facility Management and Operations Command & Control Centre, with four screens showcasing different digital platforms and applications. MDD as a Smart City relies on the interplay of a set of innovations designed to provide improved urban services and to monitor an exhaustive range of information analytics developing a smart, sustainable, mobile and safe urban environment. All the information from the city is monitored in the Command & Control Centre by employees working across 27 workstations, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.
Msheireb Downtown Doha is the first downtown regeneration project embedding smart city technology and connectivity from design inception to development. From designs and planning, to delivery of infrastructure and transportation, through to the delivery of an overall lifestyle, the city is smart to its core. MDD offers residents and companies many impressive benefits, including a transportation system with the largest metro station in Doha, which connects all four service lines, as well as car parks with a smart system for access.
An additional benefit is the installation of telecom providers services throughout; High Speed Network (Voice, Video, & Data), iSolutions applications (Smart phone & internet application), Smart Homes, Free Wireless Connectivity across the site. In terms of safety, MDD has 10,000 CCTV cameras throughout the district to maximize security, and the facility and project management teams offer support services which are available 24/7/365 manned by more than 1,300 customer service, MEP and security staff. A concierge service is also available for extra ease and comfort.
Barcelona’s Smart City Expo World Congress is an international platform for companies and entities related to smart-city projects and development to display their latest projects, capabilities and technology solutions. The exhibition is accompanied by a conference at which a number of Msheireb Properties Management representatives will present MDD as a case study, along with their insights on smart cities. Barcelona Smart City Expo brings together multinational companies specialized in technology and real estates and is attended by top managers and executives.