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Archive for November, 2008

Emerald Plaza with Passive Cooling

Emerald Plaza by Emergent Architecture

The Emerald Plaza is designed by Emergent Architecture. Located in UAE, this plaza is dedicated as urban space that solve the hot environment problem with passive cooling. As described by the architect, this project is a network of three elements including a garden, a sculptural, and canopies.

Pools in the Plaza underneath the Roof have a cooling effect, both evaporative and psychological. During the day, when temperatures can reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit, this involuted, grotto-like space becomes an inviting sanctuary. Indeed, in an environment where people often avoid the outdoors during daytime hours, this project offers a spatial and atmospheric solution.

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