MASDAR CITYMASDAR CITYNURUL WAHIDAH BINTI JOHANNURUL WAHIDAH BINTI JOHAN A127584A127584NUR QURRATU ‘AINI BINTI MOHD RAJINNUR QURRATU ‘AINI BINTI MOHD RAJIN A128176A128176NUR BAHIRAH BINTI IDRISNUR BAHIRAH BINTI IDRIS A128566A128566
INTRODUCTIONINTRODUCTION• Located to the southeast of Abu Dhabi Islandaround 17km from downtown Abu Dhabi• Total site area = 590 hectares• Total populations = 40,000 residents• Land use = Mixed land use (residential,commercial, institutional and lightweightindustry)
• As a model of urban environmentalsustainability• The project established by Masdarconstruction since 2007 aim to be one of theworld’s most sustainable development• Best practice project for sustainable urbanplanning and development• Prototypical sustainability city
AWARDSAWARDS• Condé Nast Traveller Innovation & Design Award(Sustainability) - Masdar• Best Sustainable Development, Cityscape Abu Dhabi –Masdar• FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards - Masdar• Cityscape Abu Dhabi – Sustainable Development Award,Masdar City, Abu Dhabi• AJ100 Sustainability Initiative of the Year 2008 for MasdarCity, Abu Dhabi• Global Renewable Energy Awards – Sustainable City of theYear, Masdar Development, UAE• Cityscape Real Estate Awards – Best Environmental RealEstate Project, Masdar Development, Abu Dhabi, UAE
CONCEPTS OF SUSTAINABILITYCONCEPTS OF SUSTAINABILITY• Developed jointly by architectural firmFoster & Partners with Abu Dhabigovernment• Plan to achieve the goal :- Synergy Mobility Energy Quality of life
Planning and DesignGeometricaldesignThe diagonal gridprovides optimalshading
BUILDING CONCEPTBUILDING CONCEPT• Century before modern era, people designsettlements to moderate desert heat toobtain both defensive benefits and strongerwinds• This idea inspired Fosters and Partners toelevate Masdar above surrounding area• Rise 23 foot-high concrete base to maximizeits exposure
RECYCLE AND SUSTAINABLERECYCLE AND SUSTAINABLEMATERIALSMATERIALS
MASDAR INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE ANDMASDAR INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE ANDTECHNOLOGYTECHNOLOGY• Complete built and opened in 2010• focuses on research and engineering insustainable technology• Enclosed with wavy facade of concretelatticework• Curve pattern provide an angle view• Main buildings with spherical roof
• A 10MW solar photovoltaic plant is operational withinMasdar City. Occupying 22 hectares within the outerboundary of Masdar City, it is the largest grid-connectedsolar plant in the Middle East and was connected to theAbu Dhabi power grid in April 2009.• In addition to solar energy, Masdar City is exploring theviability of geothermal and solar thermal coolingtechnologies that use heat to run air conditioning units.
• The roof-mounted photovoltaic panels installed onMasdar Institute’s laboratories and residentialapartments, not only generate electricity, but they alsohelp to provide additional shading to the streets andcourtyards, and reduce the amount of direct solar gainabsorbed by the roofs.
• Masdar City minimises energy consumption by developing bestcommercially available international energy efficient techniquesand setting stringent building efficiency guidelines in areas suchas- insulation- low energy lighting specifications- the percentage of glazing (i.e. windows)- optimizing natural light-installing smart appliances (i.e building managements systems)-a citywide energy management system that interacts tomanage the electrical load on the grid – all along the system,from the utility to the consumer
Range of energy production methods planned atMasdar City
PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT (PRT)PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT (PRT)
• Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system of 100% electric-powered, automated vehicles has been in operationsince 2010 with existing road and railways connecting toother locations outside the city.• PRT vehicles are sized for individual or small grouptravel, typically carrying no more than 3 to 6 passengersper vehicle.• The PRT vehicles will travel at speeds up to 40km/h, withthe longest routes in the city taking around 10 minutes.• The innovative system reached a milestone of havingserved 500,000 passengers in November 2012.
• The dedicated guide way in the undercroft, an artificialbasement created by raising the pedestrian level, willalso accommodate the Freight Rapid Transit system(FRT).• The FRT system is capable of making 5,000 trips per daycarrying the loads and deliveries for residents, stores andhotels.• The flatbed vehicles can carry two pallets, with amaximum total payload of 1,600kg.• The vehicles will be recharged at the stations, avoidingthe necessity of additional parking space (garage). Thestations feature angled berths, allowing all vehiclesindependent entry and exit.
ZEROTRACERZEROTRACERLOOK LIKE A POD BUT DRIVES LIKE A PORSCHE.!
• Zerotracer is an electric-powered motorcycle that canaccelerate from zero to 100km/h in 4.5 seconds as fastas a Porsche 911 car.• Designed by the Swiss engineering company Designwerk.It has a top speed of 240km/h and can travel 300km on asingle charge.• The Zerotracer set a record for distance covered by anelectric vehicle in February 2012 by travelling 30,000kmin 80 days as part of the Zero Emission Race.• It makes perfect sense to have a zero-emission electricvehicle at Masdar City, a sustainable urban developmentwhere the electricity is obtained from solar energy.
• Masdar City also has initiated an electric car pilot withMitsubishi Heavy Industries to test a point-to-pointtransportation solution for the city that uses MitsubishiMotor’s i-MiEV, five-door hatchbacks.• The EV pilot project, launched in January 2011, aims toassess the efficiency of EVs and rapid charger technologyin the region’s climate conditions.
ISSUESISSUES• Water resource: rainwater, desalination• Rainwater: mean annual rainfall rangingbetween 46 and 119 millimetres, Abu Dhabiis among the driest places in the world• Desalination: highly in costWATER MANAGEMENT
STRATEGYSTRATEGY• Minimise waste to landfill• Maximise the resource potential of materials(e.g recycling and reuse)• Divert at least 50% of operational waste fromlandfill• Divert 90% of construction waste during thedevelopment periodWASTE MANAGEMENT