Tao Zhu Yin Yuan: Carbon Absorbing Vertical Forest

Environmentally conscious buildings are becoming more and more popular every day. Tao Zhu Yin Yuan in Taiwan is one of the examples of this rising popularity. Also known as “Agora Garden,” this residential building has quickly become an icon of Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Both because of its shape and its social and environmental message/warning, Tao Zhu Yin Yuan has earned its place among modern masterpieces.

Tao Zhu Yin Yuan

The shape of Tao Zhu Yin Yuan resembles that of DNA. This is because the building represents the idea that humanity is one organism, one community.

Tao Zhu Yin Yuan close up

It is a fact that global warming and climate change are some of the most serious problems on Earth today and most probably in the future as well. As cities, big or small, lose their greenery to the concrete, the world moves toward a hotter tomorrow. The dire consequences of these problems are visible even today as every year we experience record-breaking heat. So, what to do? How can we decrease the effects of global warming, let alone stop them? Well, the architects of the building have some answers.

Tao Zhu Yin Yuan balconies

The main goal of the residential skyscraper is to be a vertical forest and absorb as much carbon as it can. There are more than 20 stories on the building with terraces and balconies on each side. By planting trees in the floor garden and on the balconies, the total number of trees goes up to 23,000. These trees absorb nearly 130 tons of carbon every year, which is huge.

Tao Zhu Yin Yuan from below

This innovative building helps the world and of course Taipei as well. With this amount of carbon absorption, it is no news that the building will help make Taiwan’s air clearer and healthier. Moreover, the skyscraper only uses renewable energy making use of the wind, sun, and even rain water. One cannot help but wonder about the state of the world if every city were to make more buildings such as Tao Zhu Yin Yuan.

Tao Zhu Yin Yuan balconies close up
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