Buildings in China would probably look like establishments we see in post apocalyptic movies, but a lot more dashing.
Nanjing Towers by Stefano Boeri Architett (c) Inhabitat
According to reports
, the country plans to battle pollution by building mini-forests attached to towers' walls.
The solution to pollution is called, Vertical Forest. The Chinese city of Nanjing is set to establish two buildings embellished with around 1,100 trees and over 2,500 shrubs and plants.
It has been known that the country has ongoing issues with air pollution. Thus, this strategy wouldn't only look ravishing, but as well would help decrease the thickness of China's smog.
Vertical Forest in Milan, Italy. (c) Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre
Based on a press release, the Nanjing Towers will absorb enough carbon dioxide to make around 132 pounds of oxygen every day. The building will probably improve Nanjing's air quality that has an index of 167.
Nanjing's air quality is categorized as 'unhealthy' and is higher compared to other countries such as Sydney and New York which both have "moderate" indexes of around 60. While London is around 100, teetering between "moderate" and "unhealthy."
The Vertical Forest will stand at 354 and 656 feet tall, respectively (that's 107 and 199 metres), which is reported would be completed sometime next year. Towers in Milan, Italy and Lausanne, Switzerland are already adorned with Vertical Forest, making China the third country to do it.
Nanjing won't be the only city to have Vertical Forest. Boeri has plans to build similar structures in Chongqing, Shijiazhuang, Liuzhou, Guizhou and Shanghai, according to Living.