Stefano Boeri proposes vertical forest to clean Nanjian’s air ( China)


The Nanjing Green Towers project is  promoted by Nanjing Yang Zi State-owned National Investment Group,  and would be the first Vertical Forest built in Asia when the last stones are set in, and the shrubs,trees placed into allocations. The design inspiration comes from the characteristics of  mountain terrain to green mountains shape for the design blueprint and for building integration into the local landscape.

The two towers are to carry  600 tall trees, 500 medium-sized trees (for a total amount of 1100 trees from 23 local species) and 2500 cascading plants and shrubs covering a floor area of 6.000 sqm. These vegetation would help  to regenerate local biodiversity, absorb over 25 tons of CO2 annually and produce 60 kg of oxygen daily. 


Planting suitable local tree species along the outer wall; blocking radiation and noise and creates for birds, insects, and small animals Eco-corridors ( patches of artificial greenery between natural vegetation. Building a watering system, using recycled water to maintain plant growth, and building wind energy and solar energy would keep the building in energy self-sufficiency mode.

With house over 2,500 shrubs and  1,000 trees

23  unique species of vegetation to clean 132 pounds of oxygen daily

Nanjing vertical forest-1 

This living settlement follows  the Vertical Forest and forest City charter which calls for the  introduction of both, in horizontal and vertical, the  distribution of green facade surfaces. The living environment creates an ideal space for symbiosis between man and nature with the added peaks of purifying city air; absorbing carbon dioxide , scrubbing dust particles, and manufacturing oxygen

 Located in Nanjing Pukou District (an area destined to lead the modernization of southern Jiangsu and the development of the Yangtze River economic zone), the two Nanjing Towers would  stand 656ft and 354ft respectively, and contain offices, a museum, a green architecture school and a rooftop club, and a 247-room Hyatt hotel.  They are characterized by the interchange of green tanks and balconies, following the prototype of Milan’s Vertical Forest. Slated to  be completed in 2018  would make them China’s first ever vertical forests as the Singaporean ParkRoyal has the tittle for Asia.

Park Royal in Singapore


 Italian architect Stefano Boeri  already has one of his Vertical Towers in Milan and similar buildings have been planned for Switzerland, Shijiazhuang, Liuzhou, Guizhou, Shanghai and Chongqing.

Similar building proposed in Lausanne, Switzerland

And two vertical forests, called Bosco Verticale, are in Milan, Italy


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