Taipei Tower Targets Carbon-absorbing Design

Vertical forest architecture is realized in the eco-designed, energy-conserving and carbon-absorbing 21-story green apartment tower in Taipei that is nearing completion. Tao Zhu Yin Yuan (Agora Garden Tower), designed by Vincent Callebaut Architectures, uses the form of a double-helix DNA for resilience, privacy, and views, and incorporates 23,000 plants to absorb 130 tons of CO2 and improve air quality.  It uses natural ventilation chimneys, solar, wind, regenerative elevators, and high-efficiency air conditioning. The swimming pool has a reversible heat pump system. The building captures and recirculates rainwater. The project is working toward LEED Gold certification. View the pictures to see the inspiration. Archdaily, newatlas