Friday, August 28, 2009

Masdar Design Competition | Masdar City Abu Dhabi ,UAE | LAVA

LAVA wins international design competition for the heart of Masdar, world’s first sustainable city.

Giant umbrellas, with a design based on the principles of sunflowers, will provide moveable shade in the day, store heat, then close and release the heat at night in the plaza of a new eco-city in the United Arab Emirates.

The ‘sunflower umbrellas’ are one aspect of the winning design by the international practice Laboratory for Visionary Architecture [LAVA] for the city centre for Masdar in the UAE - the world’s first zero carbon, zero waste city powered entirely by renewable energy sources.

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