MC2 - Masdar City

Woods Bagot for Masdar


Lead Consultant, Architecture and Interiors: Woods Bagot

Specialist Project Partners: AESG, Mott MacDonald, Desert Ink, Brimaxx, Studio Lumen, JLL

Visualisations: ERA – VisComms, Beauty and the Bit, Plomp, Bitscapes, Mozses

Masdar is a leader in sustainability and clean energy. The MC2 project will continue to add to Masdar’s impressive collection of projects and will become the new benchmark for sustainable workplace communities. The masterplan of MC2 combines the ‘Masdar Building Grid’ and the ‘Environmental Grid’ to shape a rich design scheme. At the intersection of these grids lies a number of wind catches that channel cooling breezes through the development and combat the harsh desert conditions. We set out to create an attitude, a way to work, a movement - more than architecture. What followed is an innovative workplace community that places wellness and sustainability at the centre of every element. The MC2 design is defined by the Masdar City vision - vibrant, connected to light, air and renewable energy, sheltered from the sun, cooled by the winds, authentic, earthy, and a place to push the boundaries of sustainable workplace design.

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