Foster’s Green Utopian Desert

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Foster + Partners has a plan for the walled city of Masdar in Abu Dhabi that will make it the world’s first zero-carbon and zero-waste city – creating a ‘green’ desert oasis.

A development sponsored by Abu Dhabi’s Future Energy Company, the city will be a 6 square km walled plan – powered by a photovoltaic power plant, wind farms, and research fields & plantations [creating an entirely self sustaining city]. The city will also be car free – creating some kind of tram system for the residents.

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“The environmental ambitions of the Masdar Initiative – zero carbon and waste free – are a world first. They have provided us with a challenging design brief that promises to question conventional urban wisdom at a fundamental level. Masdar promises to set new benchmarks for the sustainable city of the future.” [Norman Foster]

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Posted: May 8th, 2007
at 11:02am by orangemenace


Categories: architecture,green arch,urban/master planning,featured ninjas

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