The Heydar Aliyev Center

Rising unflinchingly in pure white against the tedious backdrop of Baku in Azerbaijan is the stunning Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre designed by the celebrated Dame Zaha Hadid. With just over 4 buildings built, at the age of 53 Hadid received the Pritzker Prize in 2004, becoming the first woman to not only make her presence in … Continue reading The Heydar Aliyev Center

The ‘Walk-Score’

As I work on the foot-path project and write out my umpteenth article on car-free cities I stumbled upon the delightfully compiled and thoroughly analysed walk-score of various cities. While we are all rightly worried about the financial prowess of our cities through very important figures of GDP and the like, also worrying about the … Continue reading The ‘Walk-Score’