Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Masdar – Abu Dhabi, U.A.E

Masdar – Abu Dhabi, U.A.E: The Masdar Initiative launched in Abu Dhabi in April 2006. Run by the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (ADFEC), with British architecture firm Foster & Partners acting as master planners, Masdar is being advertised as the world’s first zero-carbon city. Ground broke on the ambitious project in 2008 (this image shows the headquarters, designed by the Chicago architecture firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill). It’s unlikely to be finished in 2010, but it’s one of the many “eco cities” touted for the Middle East and China that might have any hope of completion.


  1. I heard that this city is car-free and zero carbon signature inside its premise. That sure is a good thing to hear.