Euronews.green reports that, besides human residents, the green tower will also find place for 300 trees and around 10.000 plants, this being the work of 66-year-old Italian architect Stefano Boeri, who created the first such forest a decade ago in Milano.
Ever since this sustainability giant towered in 2014 in the Italian city, other such concepts started to emerge in France, Albania and Dubai, among other places.
Architect Francesca Cesa Bianchi said that "it will be a model of virtuous integration between architecture and living nature, which we hope will be an instrument to be used in making cities ever greener."
With the amount of vegetation to be implemented on the tower's facade, this will be the equivalent to a one hectare-large wild forest, which will be able to produce some 41 tons of oxygen per year. That's not all, however, as the vegetation will help the building capture CO2 emissions, reduce city noise and even improve the thermal efficiency.
The Wonderwoods towers, which will be 105 and 70 meters tall, respectively, will house apartment buildings (200) and 15.000 square meters of office spaces.
Photo source: Stefano Boeri