Architects envision a lush, solar-powered oasis to cool Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s Office of Municipalities and Transportation (DMT) has named European architecture agency Mask Architects’ palm tree-influenced Oasys proposal 1 of the 10 winners in ‘Cool Abu Dhabi’. This world wide structure opposition sought sustainable options for mitigating the city heat island effect. The profitable style and design calls for a photo voltaic-driven refuge with modular, palm tree-like structures that would provide safety from the factors and respite from the warmth with photo voltaic-run misters and lush landscaping. The multipurpose, pop-up spaces could also be utilized for a selection of features, from cafes and and retail stands to exhibition spaces.

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Mask Architect’s Oasys proposal attracts the eye with its huge palm tree-impressed structures that the architects mentioned would be topped with solar panels and built-in with lights and nozzles that spray a cooling mist into the air. Dubbed the Artificial Respiratory Palm modular structure system, the layout includes a “foundation base” that conceals all of the technological gear — which includes drinking water and electric lines as nicely as photo voltaic batteries — as perfectly as 5 triangular module types of various measurements. The modules can connect with each other in distinctive configurations to in shape a selection of configurations, whilst lush landscaping would be planted all around the modules to give the room additional of an oasis-like sense.

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“The ‘Oasis’ layout principle has been motivated by the will need to build a greener town as well as developing a true oasis in the center of the city,” Mask Architects spelled out. “Besides the the versatile and replaceable design and style line, any outdoor capabilities are tailored effortlessly into ‘Oasys’ conceptA mechanism that can be replicated easily to kind a network of hubs and centre factors in which they act as islands of relaxation places, socialising and sociable communal for the collective and local community.”

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The ‘Cool Abu Dhabi’ global design level of competition concluded before this 12 months and received above 300 entries from just about 70 international locations. The 10 winning entries had been introduced on the web and every gained $10,000 each in prize money. 

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