The fact that China has a pollution problem is an understatement. In many cities, the atmosphere is so clogged with burning fuel, a thick smog hovers in the air. They had to react to it as the people were really suffering from this evit.
The boons and banes of technology are like sides of a coin, they’re forever hand in hand. But better late than never, the human race seems to be realising that life on Earth can take a drastic turn if we don’t do something about the rising levels of pollution. Where India is trying to combat the same with our odd-even rule in Delhi, China seems to be in it for the long run.
Called the Nanjing Towers and to be completed by 2018, China will be home to Asia’s first ever vertical forest. Buildings that’ll be 656 ft and 354 ft tall, will house over 1000 trees, 2500 shrubs, and 23 different local species.
Take a look. These will literally (and metaphorically) take your breath away!
These 23 local varieties of plants will produce 60 kgs of oxygen, every day.
And this is not a first for the architect, Stefano Boeri. He debuted his vertical gardens in Milan, inaugurated in 2014.
Its called the Bosco Verticale and it’s a beauty.
Not only will the green towers be the first in China, but in all of Asia. And they probably won’t be the last – the ambitious architecture firm aims to design vertical forests in Shanghai, Guizhou, Shijiazhuang, Liuzhou, and Chongqing. Stefano Boeri Architetti aims to continue to popularize the concept with a book edited by their China office and published by Tongji University Press, A Forest City. The book is scheduled to come out in April.
The Nanjing Towers are slated for completion in 2018.
Well, when art and practicality met architecture, yeah?