Masdar City in Abu Dhabi is set to undergo a massive expansion project over the next five years.
Anthony Mallows, the executive director of Masdar City, mentioned that 35% of the planned residential area will be completed in the coming five years.
He mentioned also that nearly 30% of the project has been earmarked to private homes, schools, hotels, and office spaces. He noted also that construction pace on Masdar City is picking up since the city is recognized as a hub for R&D, technology, business opportunity, and investment.
The city will boast around 2,000 housing units in addition to a number of restaurants, cafes, green open spaces, and premium school, all incorporated within a walking distance.
Masdar City’s project will participate in this year’s round of Abu Dhabi Cityscape to demonstrate its R&D and pilot facilities.
The project ensures innovative water- and energy-saving technologies to reduce the buildings’ environmental impact compared to other existing buildings.
Masdar will present its Eco-villa prototype which consumes 72% less energy than other normal villas. The villa lies on 405 square meters and it is made to consume only 97 KWh per square meter every year.