Things are not looking good for China in terms of its seemingly hopeless problem with air pollution — but it has another shot at having it solved: by means of forest cities. Italian architect Stefano Boeri, known for his buildings swathed in greenery, has a plan for creating cities dotted with plant-covered structures.
“We have been asked to design an entire city where you don’t only have one tall building but you have 100 or 200 buildings of different sizes, all with trees and plants on the facades,” Boeri told the Guardian.
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Although the project appears to be a daunting one, the first such city is projected to come to fruition soon enough.
“We are working very seriously on designing all the different buildings. I think they will start to build at the end of this year. By 2020 we could imagine having the first forest city in China.”
Currently, Boeri is taking it one step at a time. The Milan-born architect recently revealed a plan for two plant-covered towers to be constructed in Nanjing, a city in eastern China. The structures are set to be completed next year.