China is creating a 'vertical forest' over 350 ft tall to house over 3000 plants

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China is to receive its first vertical forests, with the city of Nanjing set to become the home to two towers which will help convert C02 to Oxygen and promote life.

Architectural firm Stefano Boeri has announced it will be designing two such 'vertical forests', to be completed in 2018.

The spaces will include retail, hotel accommodation, and even a school for architects.

More importantly, they will house over 1,000 trees and approximately 2,500 shrubs from 23 different local species.

Photos of the proposed towers in the Chinese city were shared on the firm's website and Facebook.


Standing at 656 feet and 354 feet tall respectively, the towers will rise above the Nanjing Pukou District.

According to a press release from Boeri, the taller tower will hold offices, a museum, a green architecture school and a rooftop club. The second tower will be a Hyatt hotel.

The buildings are expected to produce 60 kg of Oxygen per day.

China's cities have some of the worst air pollution in the world, so the trees will be a welcome resource as well as an exercise in biodiversity.

Stefano Boeri has previously constructed 'vertical forests' in Milan, Italy, completed in 2014.

The towers are named 'Bosco Verticale'



More are also planned for Lausanne, Switzerland.

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