Masdar Institute’s buildings


With clean technology at its core, the campus is able to consume less. In fact, the buildings on campus consume:

  • 75% less in cooling demand
  • 70% less in potable water
  • 95 %  less in domestic hot water energy
  • 70% less in electricity

Combining passive and intelligent design, the buildings integrate best practices – and state-of-the-art technologies – in sustainable development. From narrow corridors to smart shading to green materials, the campus reduces heat in the summer months and uses solar panels to generate renewable energy. Designed by Fosters + Partners, the Masdar Institute Buildings received awards including:

  • The International Awards for Liveable Communities 2012 - First Prize for Environmentally Sustainable Built Project Awards
  • RIBA International Awards Winner 2011