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7 Gorgeous Green Buildings in the Middle East

by , 11/25/11
filed under: Architecture

Masdar, Masdar City, zero carbon, zero emissions, foster & partners, erhlich architecture, abu dhabi, morocco, kuwait, leed gold, airport, qatar, solar-powered, solar-powered stadiums, Aldar Central market, casablanca, sports stadiums, green design, sustainable design, eco design

Morocco’s Dazzling Domed Bank

Technically Morocco is in Africa, but most people think of this mysterious country as being in the Middle East. This is Foster & Partner’s first project in that country, and maybe one of their most beautiful. This dramatic domed bank features several ancient Arabic design techniques and a unique geothermal system that keeps it cool in summers.

Masdar, Masdar City, zero carbon, zero emissions, foster & partners, erhlich architecture, abu dhabi, morocco, kuwait, leed gold, airport, qatar, solar-powered, solar-powered stadiums, Aldar Central market, casablanca, sports stadiums, green design, sustainable design, eco design

Abu Dhabi’s Lattice-Domed Parliament Building

This gorgeous lattice-domed parliament building in Abu Dhabi was designed by Ehrlich Architecture. By incorporating passive solar design and unique desert architectural techniques, the firm has ensured that this super efficient parliament building won’t use up all of the Emirate’s own energy.

Masdar, Masdar City, zero carbon, zero emissions, foster & partners, erhlich architecture, abu dhabi, morocco, kuwait, leed gold, airport, qatar, solar-powered, solar-powered stadiums, Aldar Central market, casablanca, sports stadiums, green design, sustainable design, eco design

The Grand Stade de Casablanca Stadium in Morocco

Scau from France  collaborated with Moroccan-based Archi Design to give the national football team a brand new, sustainable stadium. Concrete fin-like structures promote natural ventilation and passive design keeps the building nice and cool. This stadium is expected to be complete by 2013.

Masdar, Masdar City, zero carbon, zero emissions, foster & partners, erhlich architecture, abu dhabi, morocco, kuwait, leed gold, airport, qatar, solar-powered, solar-powered stadiums, Aldar Central market, casablanca, sports stadiums, green design, sustainable design, eco design

Qatar’s Solar Powered World Cup Stadiums

No one was more surprised than us to learn that the hot desert country Qatar won the bid to host 2022 Soccer World Cup, but a host of brand new solar-powered stadiums featuring cutting edge technology afforded by the country’s remarkable oil wealth will ensure that the fans don’t pass out from the heat.

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2 Comments

  1. konsyltacii konsyltacii January 2, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Megaprojects,technologies,innovations,management decisions,investment objects,climate change.

    Climate & economy of Southwestern Asia,Central Asia (Near & Middle East) & Northern (North) Africa. Water supply.

    Only by making the climate is more saturated with moisture can make the Near and Middle Asia and North Africa is even more suitable for a good life.

    There are good and real water projects in deserts. The purpose of one of the projects – to give the water in a deserts and to spend the finance and water for the right thing, that to change the climate.

    http://www.usw.com.ua/profiles/blogs/technologies-from-past-and-future-that-could-change-the-world?xg_source=activity

    http://easypay-shop.com/index.php?ukey=news

    http://blogs.pravda.ru/users/3039108/post198925789

    http://konsyltacii.livejournal.com/21903.html

  2. greenhat December 1, 2011 at 6:09 am

    Great article, we do design work for a green architect and I forwarded this to them. Expect to see something like this popping up in Bristol any day now…

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