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Masdar Headquarters – Masdar City, U.A.E

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Building: Masdar Headquarters
Location: Masdar City, United Arab Emirates (outside Abu Dhabi)
Status: Under construction
Architects: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
MEP engineers: Environmental Systems Design
Structural engineers: Thornton Tomasetti

AE Interest: Energy-positive building (creates more energy than it consumes), 11 heat chimneys, natural ventilation, natural day-lighting, world’s largest solar panel array (1.4million sf), integrated wind turbines. Roof is built first to power construction of the building. $300million estimated cost.

photo/info credit: WAN, ArchiEnvironmental


Written by Gregory Brooks

May 18, 2010 at 8:06 am

Posted in Under Construction

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