Tao Zhu Yin Yuan Apartment Complex In Taiwan Will Combat Global Warming With Trees
An upcoming residential complex in Taiwan will also function as a weapon against global warming.
Designed by architect Vincent Callebaut, the complex—which he’s named Tao Zhu Yin Yuan—resembles a strand of DNA, and will be covered in 23,000 trees and shrubs. These, according to Callebaut, will absorb 27 cars’ worth of CO2 emissions a year. Since Taiwan produced more than 250 million tons of CO2 in 2014, they’ll need all the help they can get to reduce their overall emissions.
While Callebaut realizes that the fight against global warming is long and daunting, he is committed to it, and told CNN that Tao Zhu Yin Yuan “presents a pioneer concept of sustainable residential eco-construction that aims at limiting the ecological footprint of its inhabitants.” In addition to all the built-in plant life, the 21-story apartment complex utilizes natural lighting and ventilation, rainwater recycling, and rooftop solar panels.
Callebaut’s opposition to global warming isn’t limited to this project, either. His other eco-friendly architectural concepts include a 132-story urban farm in New York City, and plans to turn Paris (his current home) into into a green smart city by 2050.
For a more detailed look at the building’s unique, double-helix construction, check out this flyover tour video below.
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