Architecture firm MVRDV has published plans of twin skyscrapers planned for Nanjing, China, that take green planning and construction in quite literal terms. Not only will this be a carbon-neutral project, but the buildings and open areas will be covered in trees.
The firm is based in the Netherlands and won a competition for designing the nature-inspired Oasis Towers. Each of the towers will be 450 feet tall (150 meters), and a central area between the towers will look like an amazingly green park.Treehugger had a report that detailed some of the practicalities this approach will provide.
What’s fascinating about the design is that even the structure of buildings has an almost random and nature-inspired shape. It’s not a perfectly symmetrical building, and that’s what makes it such an appealing addition to the business district surrounded by the typical skyscrapers you see all over the world.
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