Client: Telal Resort
Location: Abu Dhabi
Masdar is the world’s first carbon-neutral and zero-waste city, designed by leading international architects Foster + Partners. Residents and commuters enjoy the highest quality of life with the lowest environmental footprint. The city is powered entirely by solar energy, and several sustainable technologies were pioneered as a model for future buildings.
For the Masdar project, Pacific Green worked with the architects to produce over 200 external Palmwood® architectural facades and features, specified for their environmental credentials and aesthetic appeal. Eight gates at the entrance routes act to filter the hot desert winds; 4-metre tall screens channel cooling air currents through the internal corridors and help to dissipate sunlight; and external louvers provide shade to exposed classrooms and glazed areas. Palmwood’s durability makes it suitable for the desert setting.