Libyan Zero Carbon City Plan Approved

23 September 2010 (Last Updated September 23rd, 2010 18:30)

Plans for the first zero-carbon city in eastern Libya have been approved. The Shahat Garden City, designed by Edward Cullinan Architects, will be located in the nation’s eastern Green Mountain region, al Jabal al Akhdar. The city’s design plan has been commissioned by the

Plans for the first zero-carbon city in eastern Libya have been approved.

The Shahat Garden City, designed by Edward Cullinan Architects, will be located in the nation’s eastern Green Mountain region, al Jabal al Akhdar.

The city’s design plan has been commissioned by the Organisation for Development and Administration Centres and the Libyan Company for Planning and Urban Development.

The practice is collaborating with local practices, Libyan Engineering Office (LEO) and Al Mada for the project.

The new city will feature mixed-use developments such as schools, a university and a botanical garden in the 1,500-hectare site along with road links to the existing town of Shahat.

The master plan will also feature walk-able neighbourhoods, shaded streets, natural cooling and low energy buildings, wind farms and solar power fields.

Work on the project will begin next year, according to the tripolipost.com.