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7 Gorgeous Green Buildings in the Middle East

Posted By Tafline Laylin On November 25, 2011 @ 6:30 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase | 2 Comments

Check out 7 Gorgeous Green Buildings in the Middle East:

Masdar’s Zero Carbon, Zero Emissions City [5]

Abu Dhabi’s Green Roofed Aldar Market [6]

Kuwait’s LEED Gold Certified International Airport [7]

Morocco’s Dazzling Domed Bank [8]

Abu Dhabi’s Lattice-Domed Parliament Building [9]

The Grand Stade de Casablanca Stadium in Morocco [10]

Qatar’s Solar Powered World Cup Stadiums [11]

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Masdar’s Zero Carbon, Zero Emissions City [5]

Masdar City [13] is one of the most well known projects in the Middle East. Touted as the world’s first zero carbon and zero emissions city but beset with economic troubles, Foster & Partner’s sustainable terra cotta-colored buildings are nonetheless very impressive to look at. Check out our exclusive pics of Masdar’s first few solar-powered [14] buildings just outside of Abu Dhabi.

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Abu Dhabi’s Green Roofed Aldar Market [6]

Foster & Partners [16] is behind the greening of Abu Dhabi’s Central Shouq as well. By adding a series of low rise, ecologically sensitive shops, hotel, offices, and restaurants, as well as rooftop gardens, the internationally-renowned firm has given this old world market a sustainable lift.

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Kuwait’s LEED Gold Certified International Airport [7]

Lo and behold, Foster & Partners is behind yet another green project in the Middle East. This time they have unveiled plans to build a massive solar-powered international airport in Kuwait [18]. Although that country doesn’t have its own green building standard, the firm is shooting to bring this crazy-shaped project in line with LEED Gold standards [19].

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Morocco’s Dazzling Domed Bank [8]

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 [21] that keeps it cool in summers.

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Abu Dhabi’s Lattice-Domed Parliament Building [9]

This gorgeous lattice-domed parliament building in Abu Dhabi was designed by Ehrlich Architecture [23]. 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.

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The Grand Stade de Casablanca Stadium in Morocco [10]

Scau from France  collaborated with Moroccan-based Archi Design [25] to give the national football team a brand new, sustainable stadium. Concrete fin-like structures promote natural ventilation and passive design [4] keeps the building nice and cool. This stadium is expected to be complete by 2013.

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Qatar’s Solar Powered World Cup Stadiums [11]

No one was more surprised than us to learn that the hot desert country Qatar [27] won the bid to host 2022 Soccer World Cup [28], 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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[3] Middle East: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_East

[4] passive design: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passive_solar_building_design

[5] Masdar project that we visited earlier this year: http://inhabitat.com/photos-hundreds-attend-masdar-citys-first-eco-street-fair/

[6] Abu Dhabi’s Green Roofed Aldar Market: http://inhabitat.com/foster-partners-aldar-central-market-adds-vibrant-green-public-space-to-abu-dhabi/

[7] Kuwait’s LEED Gold Certified International Airport: http://inhabitat.com/foster-partners-unveil-plans-for-solar-powered-leed-gold-kuwait-international-airport/

[8] Morocco’s Dazzling Domed Bank: http://inhabitat.com/dazzling-dome-building-is-foster-partners-very-first-completed-african-project/

[9] Abu Dhabi’s Lattice-Domed Parliament Building: http://inhabitat.com/lattice-pattern-dome-is-a-beacon-of-passive-indigenous-design-for-new-parliament-building-in-u-a-e/

[10] The Grand Stade de Casablanca Stadium in Morocco: http://inhabitat.com/elegant-stadium-in-casablanca-to-be-built-in-an-abandoned-quarry/

[11] Qatar’s Solar Powered World Cup Stadiums: http://inhabitat.com/qatar-bids-for-2022-world-cup-with-stunning-solar-powered-stadiums/

[12] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/11/masdar-city-tafline-laylin-1.jpg

[13] Masdar City: http://www.masdar.ae/en/home/index.aspx

[14] solar-powered: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_power

[15] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/11/Foster-and-Partners-Aldar-Central-Market-rooftop1.jpg

[16] Foster & Partners: http://www.fosterandpartners.com/Practice/Default.aspx

[17] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/11/foster-and-partners-kuwait-airport11.jpg

[18] Kuwait: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuwait

[19] LEED Gold standards: http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CategoryID=19

[20] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/11/foster-and-partners-dome-in-africa.jpg

[21] geothermal system: http://inhabitat.comgeothermal system

[22] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/11/FNC-Parliament-3.jpg

[23] Ehrlich Architecture: http://www.s-ehrlich.com/

[24] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/11/casablanca-stadium-537x4021.jpg

[25] Archi Design: http://www.archidesign.com/

[26] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/11/Qatar-World-Cup-Bid-41.jpg

[27] hot desert country Qatar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar

[28] 2022 Soccer World Cup: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_and_2022_FIFA_World_Cup_bids

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