PROJECT: New Buildings @ Masdar
LOCATION: Masdar City, Abu Dhabi
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Masdar City is at the crossroads of the emerging markets of the Middle East and Asia, and connects seamlessly to a strong logistics and transport network. Located within a major growth area of Abu Dhabi, Masdar City is a prime destination for international business, where proximity to Abu Dhabi International Airport is key. Masdar City offers direct access to all areas of Abu Dhabi, the UAE and beyond. This accessibility will be further improved with the introduction of future public transport and metro networks.
For businesses, including start-ups and small and medium enterprises, Masdar City has office spaces that cater to the unique specifications of each entity. They offer shell & core or offices that are fully furnished and equipped, saving businesses time and money, and allowing them to prioritize their core business activities.
Another residential development has broken ground at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s flagship sustainable community, it was announced today.
Masdar City was chosen as the location for the new “eco-living” residential project due to its international reputation as a model for low carbon urban development, according to the Abu Dhabi-based developer, Reportage Real Estate. The 600-unit Al Waha Residences will comprise luxury studios and apartments in one-, two- and three-bedroom style.
The Al Waha Residences will achieve a 3 Pearl rating according to the Estidama rating system, a framework for sustainable design and construction developed by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council. The mandatory rankings promote greater energy and water efficiency in the design of buildings, villas and communities.
All buildings at Masdar City must meet a minimum 3 Pearl Estidama rating, meaning they are designed to be around 40 per cent more efficient in their power and water use than comparable standard buildings.
The project’s cantilever roof design will maximise shading, while intelligent design features will further enhance environmental efficiency, including a monitoring system allowing occupants to control their daily power consumption.
The Al Waha Residences will go up within a “green finger” of landscaped gardens and public green spaces running through the middle of Masdar City. The layout and finish of each apartment will be managed by award-winning Italian design firm Ibridge.
Masdar City is an increasingly popular community destination thanks to its convenient location, just five minutes by car from Abu Dhabi International Airport, 20 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi, and 40 minutes from Dubai.
Scope of Work
- B04 Residential & Office Building
- B12 Units
- new HQ Building
- City in general