Architect Stefano Boeri Architetti is currently working with China to create the world's first Vertical Forest city, and it aims to fight air pollution by mitigating smog and producing more oxygen. Spanning 175-hectares near the Liujiang River, these modern structures will house approximately 30,000 residents in offices, houses, hotels, hospitals and schools. The firm plans to use about 40,000 trees and nearly 1 million plants from over 100 species to absorb approximately 10,000 tons of Co2 and 57 tons of pollutants per year, while producing up to 900 tons of oxygen. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
"Additionally, the greenery will benefit residents by acting as a cooling system for interior spaces, a noise barrier from highways and a support system for local biodiversity. Each building maximizes eco-friendly design and self-sufficiency with geothermal systems for air conditioning and rooftop solar panels for renewable energy. Vertical Forest City has started construction and is slated to open in 2020," reports HypeBeast.