According to the World Health Organisation, China is one of the most polluted countries in the world. So do we often follow the news about the air pollution in China and its human injury. Finally, the Chinese government took steps to avoid extreme pollution. After they completed the largest floating solar farm on Earth, now they announced another news that they will build a forest to fight air pollution and curb the production of toxic gases.
The forest city, designed by Stefano Boeri, will host 30,000 people and will absorb approximately 10,000 tons of CO2, 57 tons of pollutants per year and produce almost 900 tons of oxygen annually. There will be plants from over 100 species, as well as 40,000 trees being planted in facades on every surface. There will be also hospitals and a number of schools present.
The architect of the forest city stated on his website:
“The diffusion of plants, not only in the parks and gardens or along the streets, but also over building facades, will allow the energy self-sufficient city to contribute to improve the air quality (absorbing both CO2 and fine dust of 57 tons per year), to decrease the average air temperature, to create noise barriers and to improve the biodiversity of living species, generating the habitat for birds, insects and small animals that inhabit the Liuzhou territory.”
The forest city is currently under construction in Liuzhou, Guangxi Province in China and it’s hoped that it will be completed by 2020.