Stefan Boerie completed his greenery-filled bosco-verticle residential towers in Milan in 2014 and has now announced a similar design to be developed in China. The Nanjing Vertical Forest will be the backed by Nanjing Yang Zi State-Owned National Investment Group Co.ltd and will be the first of its kind in Asia.
The proposal sees the construction of two towers characterised by interchanging green tanks and balconies, following the prototype established in Milan. The tallest tower will stand at 200 meters and will be crowned by a ‘green lantern’ with a private rooftop club. Floors 8-35 will host offices, a museum, and a green architecture school. The other tower will house a hotel and array of commercial, recreational and educational facilities.
600 tall trees and 500 medium sized trees will be planted alongside the flourishing façades and colour will be integrated through the addition of 2,500 cascading plants and shrubs. The project aims to enliven and boost the development of its Pukou District location and to regenerate local bidodiversity and provide an estimate of 35 tons of CO2 absorption each year, while producing 60kg of oxygen per day. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2018.
Images from designboom.com
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