Masdar Institute of Science
This was the first project in the Masdar Initiative’s six million square meter sustainable development that uses the traditional planning principals of a walled city, together with exciting new technologies. The goal was to achieve a zero carbon and zero waste community. Master planned by Foster + Partners, the initiative has been driven by the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company. It is a centre for the development of new ideas for energy production.
The Masdar Institute aims to be a centre of high-calibre renewable energy and sustainability research, capable of attracting leading scientists and researchers from around the world. We installed the Texlon® ETFE facade to a high performance insulated aluminium system. The ETFE foil is printed with a dot matrix. Texlon® ETFE was specified as a result on the environmental sustainability aspects of its carbon footprint and also its high insulation value.
Texlon® ETFE cushions due to their technical and ecological properties have significant advantages over construction materials with comparable properties. This is underlined by an environmental product declaration (EPD) which is particularly important in the certification process for the sustainability of buildings.
|Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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