Italian Architect Stefano Boeri is bringing a breath of fresh air to Nanjing, China by the vertical forest concept.
Asia’s first vertical forest is rising in Nanjing. Two green towers will incorporate around 1,100 trees, combined with over 2,500 shrubs and plants. Standing at a height of 656 feet and 354 feet, these towers will be able to absorb a big amount of carbon dioxide and will generate about 132 pounds (60 kilograms) of oxygen every day.
The towers are expected to be complete by 2018. The taller one will have offices, a museum, a terrace club, and a green architecture school whereas the smaller tower will have a Hyatt hotel with 247 rooms and a swimming pool on the rooftop.
These Nanjing Towers are not the first of their kind, as two more such structures already exist. The first is in Milan, Italy that was built in 2014, and the second one is in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Now Boeri is planning to build similar structures in Chongqing, Shijiazhuang, Liuzhou, Guizhou, and Shanghai as well.