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World’s First Zero-carbon, Zero-emissions city by 2016

With its most eye-catching feature a spectacular garden of massive artificial sunflowers that provide movable shade during the day, the new, sustainable city center for Masdar, United Arab Emirate (UAE) is a stunning model for future urban growth.

The winning design entry was submitted by the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture and features enormous movable sunflower umbrellas to regulate daytime and nighttime temperatures and reducing the cooling needs of sheltered building, a rainwater capture system capable of hold a fifty-year supply of water, and hydroponic gardens watered with grey water from the city’s buildings. Construction set to be completed over seven phases by 2016.

Full story at  WebEcoist.


5 comments on “World’s First Zero-carbon, Zero-emissions city by 2016

  1. sil86as2
    August 19, 2012

    Reblogged this on gottopickapocketortwo and commented:
    See what can be achieved. I know it must have cost a lot of money to set this up, but think of the incalculable benefits.

  2. That’s absolutely true.
    If you found that interesting, this may interest you – The –Zero-Carbon 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadium

  3. The Boy!
    August 22, 2012

    My goodness this is amazing! This just made so happy. Almost as happy as when I read that there is some new bacteria/fungus that eats polyurethane (most plastic) found in the Amazon.

  4. Nativegrl77
    August 24, 2012

    sustainable living … look out we all might have more reasons to be moving

  5. solvarme
    August 31, 2012

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