Masdar City is set to be the world’s first large-scale carbon-neutral development and what makes this claim particularly incredible is the location it will occupy: the desert. Abu Dhabi’s $18 billion experiment, it is a conceptual project that focuses on self-sustaining, communal living.
Created by Italian architect Luca Curci, Masdar City is set to be the world’s first large-scale carbon-neutral development and what makes foregoes the typical grid system for a network of connected circular buildings that allows residents to share every resource from renewable energy to recycled wastewater. Curci says, "In the lower walls there are the basic components of the human settlement—apartments in the bigger structure, offices and laboratories in the medium structure. The arch contains cultural, social, and administrative infrastructure like schools, city hall, and hospitals. Below them will be water and food tanks."