Australian studio LAVA has won an international competition to design the center of Masdar, a completely sustainable city in the desert. Their amazing design includes a central plaze, five-star hotel, long-stay hotel, convention center, entertainment complex, public plaza and retail facilities.



The design features "solar umbrellas" which captures solar energy during the day while providing shade and can be closed at night releasing the heat up into the sky and cool the plaza naturally.



The plan also includes roof garden for on-site production, energy generation, water efficiency and reuse of organic food waste.