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Building implementing holistic architectural design

The Swiss Village Sprinter Building project located in the exceptional Masdar concept city in Abu Dhabi integrates itself into a larger surrounding that claims sustainability as precondition.

All steps of the design technique integrate state-of-the-art computer aided simulation processes where, for example, building shape is optimized to use the prevailing winds for natural ventilation and minimize solar gain.

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Sustainable construction projects shaping better communities
“A holistic sustainable approach applicable in climatically challenging environments” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2011 for Region Africa Middle East
Project Details
Masdar City, United Arab Emirates
Bob Gysin
Main Author
Bob Gysin
Bob Gysin + Partner BGP, Architekten, Switzerland
Rudolf Trachsel
Further Author
Rudolf Trachsel
Bob Gysin + Partner BGP, Architekten , Switzerland
Acknowledgement prize 2011
Middle East Africa
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