Stefano Boeri Architects designed a pair of skyscrapers covered by a large amount of greenery called Vertical Forest. They weren’t the first architects to think of putting greenery on a skyscraper impacted by the popularity of Bosco Verticale, but it will be the first Vertical Forest built in Asia.
Located in the Nanjing Pukou District the Nanjing Vertical Forest consists of a pair of towers, that are characterized by the interchange of green tanks and balconies with atop of a shared podium. They will reach a height of 200 m and 108 m respectively, and include office space, a hotel, a green architecture school, retail space, restaurants, a conference hall, and exhibition spaces. These buildings will sport 600 tall trees and 500 medium-sized trees also a 2,500 cascading plants and shrubs in concrete planters integrated into balconies. All this greenery will absorb some 25 tons of CO2 per year, while producing about 60 kg of oxygen a day.
The Nanjing Vertical Forest was commissioned by Nanjing Yang Zi State-Owned Investment Group and is expected to be completed in 2018. The architect hopes to refine his idea further with more Vertical Forest projects around the world.
Source: Stefano Boeri Architects