Vertical forests to solve China’s pollution troubles

Stefano Boeri’s Vertical Forest concept is coming to China and the two breathing buildings will produce around 130 pounds of oxygen a day.

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The Chinese city of Nanjing will be home to Stefano Boeri’s third vertical forest complex, a set of two buildings with 1100 trees and over 2500 shrubs and plants.

According to a report byΒ CNN,Β The Nanjing Towers will absorb 25 tonnes of CO2 each year to make around 132 pounds (60 kilograms) of oxygen every day. The project is scheduled to be completed sometime next year.

The towers will be 354 and 656 feet tall, with the shorter tower housing a Hyatt hotel with 247 rooms of different sizes and the taller tower will be home to a museum, offices and a green architecture school.

Nanjing with an air-quality index of 167 is categorised as “unhealthy” and China is hoping Boeri’s vertical forest can help bring it down. Boeri also has plans to build similar structures in Chongqing, Shijiazhuang, Liuzhou, Guizhou and Shanghai.

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