6/28/2011

Masdar City, the World's first zero-waste, zero-carbon city, in pictures

The Guardian unveiled in April pictures of the World's first zero-carbon city, also known as Masdar City. This city, which master plan is designed by Foster + Partners, is being constructed near Abu Dhabi and is the object of a huge world's interest since it is announced that this green city will rely entirely on solar energy and other renewable energy sources.
Below are some of pictures available in The Guardian website:
Masdar City Master Plan © Foster and Partners. Originally appeared on The Guardian
> As the newspaper reports, the new city is being constructed by
the Abu Dhabi Future Energy company.

Masdar City — Teflon-coated Wind Tower. Photography © Ali Haider/EPA
Originally appeared on The Guardian
> This teflon-coated wind tower shows citizens how much
the energy the community is consuming
Masdar City, photography © Jumanah El Heloueh/Reuterd. Originally appeared on The Guardian
> This is a model of an upcoming conference centre suspended from the ceiling.
Masdar City — Headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Photography © Tgpm United Arab Emirates/AP. Originally appeared on The Guardian
> This building is announced to be the first building in history to produce
more energy than it consumes, The Guardian reports.
Masdar City — Institute of Science and Technology
Photography © Nigel Young/Foster and Partners
Originally appeared on The Guardian
> The building is an offshoot of MIT. It houses 167 students and 43 academics.
Masdar City — Inside the wind tower. Photography © John Vidal/The Guardian.
Originally appeared on The Guardian
Masdar City. Photogrpahy © Ali Haider/EPA. Originally appeared on The Guardian
Masdar City — Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. Photography © Neil Young/Foster and Partners.
Originally appeared on The Guardian
Masdar City. Photography © John Vidal/The Guardian.
Originally appeared on The Guardian
> On the left, residential buildings, and on the right the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology


The first phase is now completed. As The Guardian reports, Masdar City is scheduled to be entirely completed by 2015 and will house 7,000 residents and 12,000 commuters from Abu Dhabi. According to Laura Stupin, an American engineer who lives in Masdar City, the buildings are beautiful. Let's wait and see. Anyway, Masdar City features magnetic cars — 'driverless cats', Teflon-coated Wind Tower, conference centre, Institute of Science and Technology, residential buildings, etc.

Source: The Guardian

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