A team of architects in the Netherlands has unveiled a novel and ambitious form of environmental engineering to facilitate the growth of natural flora and fauna in high-density urban areas.

The Sea Tree concept, developed by Waterstudio, is essentially a floating skyscraper that serves as a high-rise, artificial habitat for animals, birds and plant life. The structure would consist of multiple above-ground levels for birds and terrestrial fauna to inhabit, while also harbouring underwater storeys for aquatic life and coral. The same offshore technologies and…