Over the last few years, China has been fighting uncontrolled levels of pollution leading to extremely unhealthy air quality. It is the side-effect of large scale industrialization in the country. This extreme pollution level in China is a trending topic all over the world and one Italian architect- Stefano Boeri- has found a solution for it.
The architect is coming up with a vertical forest in Nanjing city of China. This project will consist of two towers adorned with over a thousand trees and more than 2,500 shrubs and plants. The buildings will absorb enough carbon dioxide to produce around 60 kilograms of oxygen every day. The shorter tower will house a Hyatt hotel, while the taller one will be home to a museum, offices and a school of architecture.
According to an official press release, Nanjing has an air quality index of 167 which is considered very unhealthy. The air is full of pollutants from industries which make it unfit for breathing. At times of post-Diwali smog, Delhi had a respirable pollutants level of 283-517 micrograms per cubic metre which exceeds the safe level by multiple times.
Nanjing will be the third city to have a vertical garden after Milan (Italy) and Lausanne (Switzerland).
Rising pollution level across the globe is a major concern for everyone. Architects and planners are doing their bit in making homes eco-friendly. Delhi should also take cue from this vertical forest in Nanjing, China.
Stefano Boeri also has plans to build similar structures in Shijiazhuang, Liuzhou, Chongqing, Guizhou and Shanghai.
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