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Last edited 07 Apr 2017
The 'Vertical Forest' concept is a proposal for a city in Shijiazhuang, China, which could serve as a prototype for other new green urban developments. The city is made up of high-rise towers covered in trees and other planted vegetation which, by filtering dust particles and absorbing carbon dioxide, would help de-pollute the surrounding environment.
Boeri has already completed two Vertical Forest towers in Milan, which incorporate trees, shrubs and plants on balconies of the buildings. Together, the towers host the same number of trees that could be planted in a forest of one hectare.
All images and content courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti.
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