The Nanjing Green Towers project is promoted by Nanjing Yang Zi State-owned National Investment Group Co.ltd, 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
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