Clean city air When houses filter the air

Clean city air When houses filter the air

Clean city air When houses filter the air

The Petronas Towers in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur have not been the tallest buildings in the world for 15 years. But they are still the most important landmarks of the country. And yet more and more tourists are now panning their cameras slightly to the left when they are standing in front of the polished stainless steel blocks: to the Le Nouvel double skyscraper by the French star architect of the same name. The double tower built four years ago is only half as high as its prominent neighbors, but it impresses with a unique facade: coral wine, a tropical creeper, winds its way up the entire building on steel cables. It seems like nature is taking control again here. In fact, the plants convert some of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by cars on the surrounding streets into oxygen. And make Le Nouvel a showcase project for a global architectural movement: green houses that make life in cities more pleasant.