Our first Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative video explores Italian architect Stefano Boeri’s radical proposals to build “forest cities” to combat urban pollution.
Boeri’s Forest City concept is a proposal to build a city in Shijiazhuang, China, which would act as a prototype for a new generation of green urban developments across the country.
The proposed city is comprises towers covered in trees and other plants, a concept that Boeri calls Bosco Verticale, or Vertical Forest.
The concept aims to provide sustainable high-density housing and office space in urban areas, while helping to depollute the surrounding environment by filtering dust particles from the air and absorbing carbon dioxide.
The towers also provide a habitat for birds and insects that would otherwise struggle to survive in an urban environment.
Read more on Dezeen: https://www.dezeen.com/2017/03/31/video-stefano-boeri-vertical-forrests-entire-cities-filled-with-tree-covered-skyscrapers-movie/
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