September 28, 2010

Wind Tower at Masdar

September 28, 2010

A wind tower used on the narrow streets of Masdar.  This technique of gathering air and transporting it to street level is one that has been used in previous Arab design - Foster + Partners modernized the wind tower which brings temperatures to a more bearable 80 degrees (rather than the typical 150).

Photograph courtesy Nigel Young/Foster + Partners

1 comment:

Matt said...

Be interesting to know how effective it is...looks cool and industrial anyway