Futuristic, Carbon-Neutral Plan for Azerbaijan

A futuristic-looking, carbon-neutral development is rising on the shores of the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan, featuring residential buidlings designed to mimic the country's famous Seven Peaks.

"Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has released their master plan design for the island of Zira off the coast of Azerbaijan. The island will undergo a full revitalization to become a zero-energy resort and entertainment city (amazing!). Under this concept BIG has developed a sustainable urban development which uses the landscape of the country has a theme in its revitalization."

"The island will use solar, wind and wave power to supply it with energy allowing it to operate completely off-grid with zero-energy efficiency."

Zir Island Master Plan by BIG.



Carbon Neutral??

A resort in Azerbaijan is obviously meant to attract tourists who arrive by airplane, and those planes emit huge amounts of carbon dioxide, which they ignore when they claim the resort is carbon-neutral.

In terms of emissions, it is much better to go to a conventional resort near your home than to fly to a carbon-neutral resort in Azerbaijan.

Charles Siegel

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