Stefano Boeri Architetti is bringing the vertical forest concept popularized in Milan to Nanjing, China with the Nanjing Towers.
The two green towers could provide the city with a breath of fresh air, producing around 132 pounds of oxygen every day as they absorb carbon dioxide. They’ll accomplish this air-cleaning feat with 1,100 flourishing trees from 23 local species and 2,500 cascading shrubs and plants.
These towers in Nanjing, China will contain vertical forests that will house 2,500 shrubs and over 1,000 trees
The 23 different tree varieties will produce around 132 pounds (60kg) of oxygen every day
Similar buildings have also been planned by the architect for Lausanne, Switzerland
They were designed by Italian architect Stefano Boeri and they will be completed in 2018
And two vertical forests, called Bosco Verticale, have already been built in Milan, Italy