Topic: Masdar City

Masdar’s eco-friendly home concept designed by Obermeyer breaks ground

French firm Saint-Gobain has broken ground on its first eco-friendly multi-comfort house at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s flagship sustainable urban community, Arabian Business reported. The initiative is a low-energy consuming and positive-energy house – designed to produce more energy than it consumes through … More

Evolution in transportation, fuel and building materials to influence the future of sustainable cities says Foster + Partners

Changes in the urban environment over the next decade will be driven by a global evolution in the transportation, fuel, and building materials industries, said  Gerard Evenden, senior executive partner and head of studio at Foster+Partners, Construction Week Online reported.  Speaking ahead of his … More

UAE’s Masdar funds UK research centre to investigate ‘wonder material’

A new research centre at the University of Manchester in England aimed at marketing products and technologies made from a “wonder material” known as graphene will be called The Masdar Building, Arabian Business reported. Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, better known as Masdar, … More

Construction begins for Masdar Institute Neighborhood, PRT network temporarily closed

Construction is currently underway for Phase 2 of Masdar City designed by CBT, which focuses on pedestrian-oriented community master plan. Work begins with Phase 2’s Masdar Institute Neighborhood, which is expected to be completed by 2020. Due to the construction process, the driverless Personal … More

Construction underway for CBT-designed Masdar Phase 2 masterplan

Construction is currently underway for the second phase of Masdar City designed by CBT, which focuses on pedestrian-oriented community master plan. Work begins with Phase 2’s Masdar Institute Neighborhood, which is expected to be completed by 2020. Due to the construction process, the driverless … More

Iceberg towed from Antarctica to Fujairah coast could become tourist attraction

The National Advisor Bureau Limited on Tuesday announced plans to tow icebergs from Antarctica to Fujairah coast as a new source of freshwater in the region. The Masdar City-based company said in a statement that the move could cause a significant climate change … More

French firm plans to bring eco-friendly house concept to the UAE

French building materials company Saint Gobain has announced plans to build an energy-efficient “multi-comfort house” in Masdar City in Abu Dhabi. The company said in a statement that the project is set for completion in 2019, and will be the first of its … More

Abu Dhabi Eco Villa to open its doors to UAE family

Masdar City’s Eco-Villa, a pioneering project incorporating water and energy-saving technologies, has now been completed and an Emirati family will soon take up residence in the prototype sustainable home. The 405m2 house is the first villa to achieve a 4 Pearl rating according … More

UAE’s Milan Expo 2015 Pavilion to be moved to Masdar City

Masdar City is set to become home to UAE’s Foster-designed Pavilion after the completion of the Milan Expo 2015 fair in November. With land currently being readied for the sand dune-inspired structure, the Pavilion will be used as Masdar’s visitor centre to showcase … More

Woods Bagot unveils renewable energy HQ in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi

A new headquarters building for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is the first to have achieved Four Pearl Estidama PBRS rating for both design and construction. Global architectural practice Woods Bagot designed the structure in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, a focal point … More

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