Siphonic Drainage For Sustainable City in Abu Dhabi

Siphonic Rainwater Drainage in Masdar City

  • Client
    Masdar City
  • Location
    Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Architects
    Foster and Partners
  • Main Contractor
    Zenner Stewart
  • Technology
    Siphonic Drainage
  • Scope
    Design Consultation + Site Supervision

Arabic: مدينة مصدر‎, Madīnat Maṣdar, literally Source City, is an Arcology project in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. At its core it is a planned city, built by Masdar, a subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, with the majority of seed capital provided by the government of Abu Dhabi.

Designed by the British architectural firm Foster and Partners and engineering and environmental consultancy, Mott MacDonald, the city aims to be zero waste and rely entirely on solar energy and other renewable energy sources. Masdar City is located 17 kilometres (11 mi) east-south-east of the city of Abu Dhabi, beside Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Design Consultation & Site Supervision

Capcon Engineering were contracted to provide a design consultation service for the proposed siphonic rainwater drainage systems across 4 buildings in the city. The contractor also engaged Capcon to carry out training and supervise installation works on the site on a number of occasions in 2011 and 2012.

Photography from Masdar City.