Sunday, August 1, 2010

This week marks the debut of Asymptote's Baku Eco-Cultural Master Plan, a project that I managed in 2009. As shown in the video above, Asymptote's ecological improvement proposal for the capital city of Azerbaijan features a new cultural causeway linking its historic district to new architectural landmarks. The master plan uses natural remediation to refurbish the ecological environment of Baku Bay reviving the city's coastline and the Caspian Sea.

Along with GCAM and Atelier Jean Nouvel the project, was presented to top-level Azerbaijani government officials. First stages of the project will include the construction of a new Museum of Modern Art by Jean Nouvel, followed by Asymptote's master plan consisting of cultural islands linked by causeways, with hydro-filtration infrastructure and vegetative remediation beds. The Baku Eco-Cultural Master Plan is an exciting and innovative urban proposal and a progressive step forward for the city of Baku.

Also, be sure to look out for two new publications by Asymptote coming out very soon. More on that at a later date!


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