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The First Chinese Forest City

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The first city-forest in the world will be built in China. All buildings in the new settlement will be covered with trees and plants. The aim is to limit the huge air pollution in China, writes on the site of the architect quoted by Metro newspaper. Italian architect Stefano Boeri Architects will make this futuristic vision a reality. The city will be home to 30,000 people and will be called “Luzhou” when it is built up to several years, Nova Television broadcasts. The architects hope that the new city will absorb about 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide, 57 tons of pore and will produce 900 tons of oxygen annually. Office buildings, houses, hotels and hospitals will be fully covered by 40,000 trees and one million plants of 100 plant species. The city will have a ventilation system that is powered by geothermal energy and roofs with solar panels. Its area will be 175 hectares along the Luang River in Guangxi. The hope is that plants will allow the city to “improve air quality, reduce average atmospheric temperature, create sound barriers, and improve biodiversity.” The project will create a habitat for birds, insects and small animals living on the Liu River, say architects.

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