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In fact, the Biotic Arch will release zero emissions and help Taichung’s City Government achieve their overall reduction policies. The new building was designed to build a bridge between Taichung’s historical legacy and a newer, greener lifestyle, culture, and respect for biodiversity. But those who are claustrophobic or “chlorophobic” might not want to take up residence here since R. Callebaut has created close green quarters that almost force the kind of peaceful, cooperative co-habitation necessary for sustainable urban communities.

As city populations grow in the coming decades, clever proposals like these will help us to adapt with the changes that are sure to come with said growth.

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