Starting next year, construction is set to begin on Africa’s first vertical forest. The architectural feat has been designed by Italian architect Stefano Boeri and will be built 30 miles east of Cairo, Egypt, in the future new administrative capital of the country. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2022.
The vertical forest will consist of three cube-like apartment blocks that will measure 98 feet by 98 feet and be seven stories tall. The three buildings will be covered with 350 trees and 14,000 evergreen shrubs of over 100 different species.