Vincent Callebaut Architects won in 2010 the construction project for a new Luxurious Residential Tower in the city of Taipei. The project was called Agora Garden and this vertical structure is inspired by the double helix structure of the DNA to include 40 luxury apartments which can grow a lot of their own vegetables and fruits.
The apartments will have 540 square meters and each will have its own green wall and there are no columns inside them, but the connection is made through two spiraling mega-columns.
The rainwater is captured and used for the gardens, the energy consumption will be reduced through solar panels, the large gardens will increase the biodiversity and oxygen in the area and the natural resources and waste will be also managed, so that nothing will be lost but all will be reused through a very carefully planned eco-philosophy.
Apart from its wonderful aspect, this tower will probably also become an exemplary model of eco-design although it is still in its infancy and will only be completed in 2016.