Architectural firm Stefano Boeri Architetti brings the vertical forest concept popularized in Milan to Nanjing, China, with the Nanjing Green Towers . These two green towers will have 1,100 trees of 23 different local species, as well as shrubs and climbing plants, with a total area of between 2,500 and 6,000 green square meters.
On paper, it will be able to absorb approximately 25 tons of CO2 per year, plus 60 kg per day of oxygen.
A project that should help reduce pollution in the area, developing the Yangtze River Economic Zone, in the southern Chinese province of Jiangsu.
At 200 meters high, the tallest tower will house offices, a museum, a green architecture school and a private rooftop Club. The second tower, which is 107 meters high, will have a hotel with 247 rooms and a rooftop pool. The base of the towers will house shops, restaurants and a conference room. The balconies of buildings will allow residents with nature.
Only native species will be used, which will help regenerate local biodiversity. Its arrangement will allow the growth of taller trees, compared to what is usual in this type of architecture.
The project will be completed in 2018 and will be the first of its kind in China. Stefano Boeri promises to replicate these vertical forests in other cities, specifically in Shijiazhuang, Liuzhou, Shanghai, Guizhou and Chongqing.
More information: stefanoboeriarchitetti.net