H2CITY is an oasis city and hydrogen energy research complex in the middle of the desert in Abu Dhabi.
Norms and regulations
The main problem of the climate of the United Arab Emirates is the hot high sun. Therefore, when developing the project, the bureau endeavoured to provide a large amount of shade with small and large tent structures. While working on this solution, the specialists took into account all the necessary norms and regulations applicable to designing of the UAE cities
The city's main traffic arteries also require to be protected from the scorching sun. Dense building and natural shade from tall plants and trees in pedestrian areas became a universal solution
The hot climate challenged the architects to protect the entire city from the sun. The concept developed by the bureau involves the use of a tent structure covering the entire territory based on the support of the windcatchers. They support a cable-stayed system on which a double-layer membrane with sun protection spraying is stretched. This approach makes the climate favourable for both the inhabitants of the city and the plants in the park