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Masdar City's masterplan

Masdar City's masterplan design meshes the centuries-old learnings of traditional Arabic urban planning and architecture with leading-edge technologies to create a sustainable, high-quality living environment for all residents.

Passive design elements incorporated into the masterplan reduce the dependency on other energy systems. Low-rise, high-density neighbourhoods increase shading, and the city's northeast/southwest orientation maximizes cool breezes flowing from the gulf during the day and the cool airs flowing from the desert at night.

 

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Taken on February 23, 2009