Masdar Hotel + Convention Centre

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Government
Competition 2008

A design competition entry for the town centre of Masdar City, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

The city aims to achieve zero emissions, zero waste, 100 per cent power generation through renewable energy sources and energy efficiency.

Town centre components include a 7,800m2 Convention Centre with a 140 guestroom, 5 Star hotel, extended stay hotel apartments, and a 30,000m² town centre retail building.

The design proposed creating comfortable enclosures within thermally modified environments via extensive shading devices, induced ventilation, integrated photovoltaics, night purging and hybrid systems maximising environmental performance.