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Masdar Institute of Science and Technology – Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Masdar Night  Masdar Entrance  Masdar Dome
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Building: Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
Location: Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Architect: Foster + Partners
Landscape Architect: Gillespies
Acoustic Engineer: Sandy Brown
Contractors: Al Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading and Hip Hing Construction Company (Phase 1A); Arabian Construction Company (Phase 1B)
Client: Mubadala Development Company

AE Interest:
The science and technology institute is powered by a 10MW solar PV plant, the PV modules on the Masdar City boundary are the largest in the Middle East; the buildings are fitted with water efficient fixtures, smart water reduction and monitoring technologies and efficient laundry systems; [a] the wastewater, recycled at the city’s treatment plant, is also reused for irrigation; the project used special concrete mixtures and sustainable forest woods to reduce carbon emissions. [b]
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Written by danarauseo

November 8, 2017 at 11:00 am

Posted in Built

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