Smog-eating tower featuring luxury apartments in Taipei opening soon

A twisting, smog-eating tower is nearly finished in Taipei, featuring luxury condos and environment protection plans.

Image Source Vincent Callebaut Architectures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new skyscraper with a unique architectural design, a twisted tower that also claims to be smog-eating is nearly completed and will open soon in the heart of Taipei City, as reported by a Business Insider article. 

The building is designed by a Belgian architect named Vincent Callebaut, who is known for his greenery-filled buildings.

He sees it as a small step towards a more sustainable future, as reported by Business Insider.

The skyscraper's facade, roof, and balconies will contain 23,000 trees and shrubs — nearly the same amount found in New York's Central Park. Inside, it will hold 40 luxury condos.

The architect revealed that the plants can absorb 130 tons of carbon dioxide which are equivalent to about 27 cars.

It's called the Tao Zhu Yin Yuan Tower, or Agora Garden. The top floor was completed in July this year and the building is set to open by the fall.

Trees and plants will grow inside the tower’s hallways, which will have glass flooring.

Each condo will include a living room, a dining room, a family room, and multiple bedrooms with walk-in closets.

The Skyscraper sits in Xinyi District, in the heart of Taipei City.

The following are some digital renderings of the interior: Image Source Vincent Callebaut Architectures

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