An Architecture Firm Is Building A Futuristic, Self-Sustaining, Carbon-Neutral Island

Apr 6, 2015

Bjarke Ingels is a Danish architect who is renowned for his non-traditional approach to architecture, creating buildings that defy convention and take a lot of inspiration from nature. He also makes an effort to include sustainable development concepts in his projects. He has won several awards, including Innovator of the Year in Architecture by the Wall Street Journal. 

Ingels and his company, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), have plans to take the barren Zira Island off the coast of Azerbaijan and turn it into a self-sustaining, zero emissions, totally carbon-neutral oasis.

Wind energy will convert salt water to fresh water. Between wind, water and solar power, the island will have all it needs.


The island's structures will be inspired by famous mountains from the region, often called the "Alps of Central Asia."

The finished layout will be somewhat like this.

These are some artistic renderings of the finished structures. This place looks incredible.


The video below provides more information about the Zira Island project:

Credit: A Plus | BIG

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