The Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) awarded the palm-inspired Oasys proposal by the European architecture firm Mask Architects.
The Oasys solar-powered urban oasis project is among the 10 winners of “Cool Abu Dhabi”. This is a global design competition that seeks sustainable solutions to mitigate the effects of extreme climate in urban centers. Mask Architects"s founders Öznur Pınar ÇER and Danilo PETTA have designed " the artificial breathing palm modular structure system", " Oasys + System" has one of ten winners of the ‘Cool Abu Dhabi Challenge ’, a global design competition between more than XNUMX participants from XNUMX countries.
A solar-powered oasis
The winning design contemplates a solar-powered shelter with modular palm-like structures that help create a lush environment, provide protection from the elements and respite from the heat with solar-powered nebulizers.
Multi-purpose and pop-up spaces can also be used for a variety of functions, from cafes to exhibition spaces, passing through market areas.
The proposal for the Oasys urban oasis by Mask Architect attracts attention with impressive structures inspired by palm trees. According to the architects, they will be topped with solar panels and complemented with lights and nozzles that spray a refreshing mist into the air.
An artificial respiratory system
Oasys is not limited to “photovoltaic” palms. It also includes a “base” that hides all technical equipment (including water pipes, electrical cables and solar batteries) and five types of triangular modules of various sizes.
The modules are the real “bricks” and like in a Lego they connect to form different environments and a more natural look.
A greener world. Literally.
"The 'Oasys' design concept was influenced by the need to create a greener city, and to create a true urban oasis," he explains Mask Architects.