Modern architecture meets idea ‘incubation’


The most futuristic structure in Masdar City so far, the 100,000-square-foot, four-story Incubator Building, gives a nod to the city’s role as a living laboratory.

As Masdar City’s first commercial building, the Incubator will house more than 100 small- to medium-sized companies, along with regional offices of global names like GE, Mitsubishi and Schneider Electric.

The building itself is outfitted with ceramic plates in geometric patterns, which deflect heat while allowing natural light to flow into the offices. Its captivating design, which reflects the surrounding Masdar Institute buildings, isn’t bad either.

Mary Mazzoni

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