A masterplan of Masdar City. It is being built by the Abu Dhabi Future Energy company, a subsidiary of Mubadala Development, with the majority of seed capital provided by the government of Abu Dhabi.
Construction set to be completed over seven phases by 2016.
The winning design entry was submitted by the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture and features enormous movable sunflower umbrellas to regulate daytime and nighttime temperatures and reducing the cooling needs of sheltered building, a rainwater capture system capable of hold a fifty-year supply of water, and hydroponic gardens watered with grey water from the city’s buildings.
Masdar City, will rely entirely on solar energy and other renewable energy sources, and hopes to become the first zero-carbon, zero-waste city
The Teflon-coated wind tower in Masdar City, which shows citizens how much energy the community is consuming.
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