Masdar - The Sustainable Desert City: A Theoretical Mirage or A Realistic

TANG, Gabriel (2010). Masdar - The Sustainable Desert City: A Theoretical Mirage or A Realistic. In: LEHMANN, Steffen, WAER, Husam Al and AL-QAWASMI, Jamal, (eds.) Sustainable Architecture & Urban Development Volume 3 of Sustainable Architecture and Urban Development: SAUD 2010, The Seventh International Conference of The Center for the Study of Architecture in the Arab Region. CSAAR Press, The Center for the Study of Architecture in the Arab Region, 175-189.

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    Abstract

    Masdar City, currently being developed in Abu Dhabi and designed by Foster + Partners, a high-profile British firm of architects, sets a groundbreaking example of a new breed of eco-cities. The city’s birth has taken on an environmental stance. Having recently completed its first phase of construction, the emphasis of the development is principally based on sustainability, using traditional walled city planning and existing technology to achieve a net zero-carbon and zerowaste development. To achieve carbon-neutrality, the design team has employed a series of innovative environmental design strategies and integrated planning principles. This paper presents these strategies and discusses the project in relation to its social, economical and environmental contexts, and considers prospects for the viability of building in the desert and its global impact on sustainable urban development of the future

    Item Type: Book Section
    Page Range: 175-189
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 20 May 2020 14:25
    Last Modified: 21 May 2020 13:28
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/23438

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