“Vertical Forests” in China to combat pollution


Italian architect Stefano Boeri has green and friendly plans for the towers of the Chinese city of Liuzhou. This design planning has as its primary objective to combat the air pollution that is felt in China with great intensity.

A “Bosco Verticale” (vertical forest), as Stefano Boeri calls it, is to be built relatively close to the Chinese city of Liuzhou. This is a new vision of the concept of urbanization of the Italian architect, which includes elegant plans, green and also very environmentally friendly to the housing towers.

The towers erected by Stefano Boeri are thus expected to be 116 and 76 meters high, with about 800 trees planted and 14,000 plants on future facades of buildings being reinforced with steel. “Biodiversity is one of the most important challenges in the urban environment,” Stefano Boeri told CNN. In the blocks, the plants will have as mission to clear the air, to filter the dust and to absorb the carbon dioxide.

The Boeri group also proposes a similar configuration for the city of Shijiazhuang, while in the center of Nanjing, two plant-covered skyscrapers have been recently opened. Still, according to the London-based design and architecture magazine Dezeen, the forest city to be set up in Liuzhou, will house 30,000 people in a variety of residential areas, including commercial and recreational areas, two schools and a hospital.

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The list of obvious benefits of this construction also adds to the important and urgent reduction of air temperature, natural sound barriers and also the creation of habitat for birds, insects and small animals. The architect estimates that the “forest” will absorb nearly 10,000 tons of CO2 and 57 tons of pollutants per year, while producing 900 tons of oxygen. In total, the city will have 40,000 trees and almost one million plants.

Boeri and his team of workers recently won a competition to erect a similar skyscraper in Lausanne, Switzerland. The tower “La Tour des Cedres”, as it has been nicknamed, has the name due to the cedars that adorn the 36 floors and 117 meters of the building.

The construction of the Liuzhou forest city is currently running and is estimated to be completed as early as the year 2020.