Zaha like most "star-chitects, who, because they have reached that plateau of fame in architectute, sometimes find it difficult to admit their mistakes, and in so doing become a bit narcissistic where any criticism of their work is concerned.
We all at some point in our lives will have had our egos deflated because we have become too self assured in our abilities as architects/designers, but will seldom admit that "the work we do especially major projects" should have been looked at more closely before being handed to those who do the construction documents.
Major projects such as this one, should at least consider any positive criricism from other well known indiiduals in the profession!
It Does Help To keep One's Feet On The Ground.
My question is: Are not there, planning codes and regulations that control heights of buildings and densities in such small communities? Then if not: Should not the planning authority stipulate that [at a minimum] one of the conditions to be filled before giving building approval for this project be: That the developer "must" replace the two local bus routes that would be removed in the conceptual drawings, and that they shall make proper adjustments to, and, implement improvements to existing links re public transportation.
At 200m above ground, and surrounded by glass, one would hope that one does not suddenly discover they suffer from acrophobia. I am a bit disappointed that except for one, most of them do not extend the welcome mat. Good design invites the observer!