Masdar Plaza, Urban Oasis

The future well-being of cities around the globe depends on mankind’s ability to develop and integrate sustainable technology. Masdar City is the city of the future; positioned at the forefront of integrating sustainable technology into modern architectural design. Rome, Athens, Florence; most great historical cities have had the plaza, forum, or square at their epicenter – where the life, values, ideals, and vision of the population evolved.
Equally, the center of Masdar must be an iconic beacon that attracts global attention to sustainable technology. We see Masdar Plaza as “The Oasis of the Future”: a living, breathing, active, adaptive environment; stimulated by the social interaction of people, and showcasing the use and benefits of sustainable technology.
The “Oasis of the Future” is conceived as an open spatial experience whereby, all features, whether hotel, conference, shopping, or leisure, offer the highest quality of indoor and outdoor comfort and interaction. As in the case of an oasis, the Plaza is the social epicenter of Masdar; opening 24-hour access to all public facilities. Interactive, heat-sensitive technology activates low-intensity lighting in response to pedestrian traffic and mobile phone usage.

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