At this airport, instead of stress, pollution and rushing, you can relax in a nature-filled lounge while breathing fresh, clean air. The new lounge for the Pudong Airport in Shanghai is a jungle-like environment filled with a mix of trees, bushes and flowers. Italian firm Stefano Boeri Architects, the designers behind “the world’s first vertical forest”, envisioned the space as an air-purifying device and a multi-functional area where passengers can relax and spend time while waiting for their flights.


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The two-part project, named Sky Jungle and Underground Jungle, will be located in two airport terminals. As a space densely populated with vegetation, the design brings nature to the sleek, technology-dominated architecture of airports.

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The design is expected to help mitigate congestion and regulate the influx of travelers. It will comprise several distinct spaces such as rest areas, several private rooms, and exhibition spaces. We are looking forward to seeing this project built and seeing photos of the first passengers strolling through this lush indoor jungle.

+ Stefano Boeri Architects