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Zayed National Museum – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Building: Zayed National Museum
Location: Saaidyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Status: Under construction, complete in 2016
Architect: Foster + Partners
Local Architect: Planar
Engineers: WSP/BDSP AKT
Environmental Engineers: Transsolar

AE Interest: Sustainability, mix contemporary form with traditional Arabic design, five solar thermal towers act as thermal chimneys to control flow of cool air and draw the air up vertically, negative pressure on the lee of wing profiles draw the hot air out through air vents at the top of the towers, made of lightweight steel structures to resemble feathers on a bird’s wing.

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Written by Michelle Gilhousen

September 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Posted in Built

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