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.
Full Story: SEVEN PEAKS OF AZERBAIJAN, ZERO-ENERGY RESORT!

Comments

Comments

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

building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
$25
Red necktie with map of Boston

For dads and grads: tie one on to celebrate your city!

Choose from over 20 styles imprinted with detailed city or transit maps.
$44.95

City Coasters

Hand-drawn engraved maps of your favorite neighborhoods are divided up across 4 coasters making each one unique.
$36.00
Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 4th Edition

Thinking about Grad School?

New! 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs just released.
Starting at $24.95