Since 12 March, a breath of fresh air has been blowing around the BIKINI BERLIN complex on the area between the concept shopping mall and the Zoo Palast cinema. The reason for this is the arrival of three CityTrees by Green City Solutions (GCS), which will be providing the City West with clean air for three whole weeks.
CityTrees are a patented bio-tech air filter with an integrated wooden bench. These vertical plant walls with special moss cultures feed on dirty air and therefore absorb harmful pollutants like fine particles and nitrogen oxides.
With the bio-tech filters on the West forecourt of BIKINI BERLIN, GCS has managed to reduce the energy consumption by over 90 percent compared to their predecessor model. “BIKINI BERLIN is a unique pilot project for us. To increase the air quality and quality of life, our new CityTrees are being installed at a total of eight locations. In cooperation with scientific partners, we hope to further validate the impact of our product on the environment,” says Peter Sänger, co-founder of GCS.
Originally planned to run until 30 March, the initiative has been extended until 27 April 2020.
Budapester Str. 38-50
S-Bahn and underground station: Zoologischer Garten