China Smog Eating City

It’s no secret that China’s air quality is severely lacking in comparison to the rest of the world, and to combat this increasingly damaging problem, architect, Stefano Boeri has a solution. China’s first Forest City will be located in the northern part of Liuzhou in Southern China and will cover 175 hectares along the Liujiang River. Everything from houses and hotels to hospitals and schools will be covered by greenery.

Once complete, the city will be home to over 40,000 trees and one million plants, absorbing almost 10,000 tons of CO2 and 57 tons of pollutants each year, as well as producing 900 tons of oxygen. The green city will also be connected by a fast rail line for electric cars.

But the Forest City won’t only reduce the infamous gray smog across the country; it is also expected to decrease the average air temperature, create noise barriers and improve the biodiversity of living species. The project is expected to be underway by 2020. You can find out more on the Stefano Boeri Architetti website.

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