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.

Images courtesy of CBT.

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Due to the construction process, the driverless Personal Rapid Transit network will be temporarily closed, with alternative means of transportation provided for the duration of the closure.

The construction works include an expansion of the current PRT network which will operate alongside the existing PRT and cover a 1 kilometre route.

The expansion will include two new stops linking Masdar Institute (part of Khalifa University of Science & Technology), the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the recently announced “My City Centre Masdar” shopping mall.

The project, which is part of the most intensive period of expansion in Masdar City’s history, will link the central Masdar City Podium with the North Car Park, providing more than 100,000 square metres of new development.

“The Phase 2 DMP (Detailed Master Plan) encourages creativity and collaboration in one of the world’s hottest climates, and is a replicable and market-friendly model for sustainable urbanism that is aligned with local regulation guidelines, yet maintains its identity as a truly walkable and comfortable city,” said CBT Architects.

Read more about Phase 2 of Masdar here

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