In collaboration with CBT Architects, StudioPOD succesfully completed the master planning services for the Detailed Master Plan for Masdar City Phase 2 securing approvals from the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council. The master plan has received the AIA Middle East’s Urban Design and Planning Award. This forward-thinking plan establishes a strong identity and a flexible framework for the organic growth and development of one of the world’s first eco-cities.
This 280-acre phase will create a welcoming and walkable community by introducing many of the city’s core elements such as a research and development cluster, shops and restaurants, residential neighborhoods, complete streets, community centers, parks, and plazas.
Inspired by local culture and the natural environment, one-of-a-kind public spaces will animate, engage and connect the city. From education centers and research fields to multi-use trails and mosques, the DMP celebrates the city’s tremendous social, economic, ecological and cultural synergies.