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Highlights nanjing green towers | plants selection for the first vertical forest in asia

nanjing green towers
plants selection for the first vertical forest in asia

Stefano Boeri Architetti China keeps working during the Easter break. Partner of the Shanghai office Yibo Xu and the Agronomist collaborating with the studio on Urban Forestry projects Laura Gatti have recently accomplished an important step in the realization of Nanjing Vertical Forest 

The beginning of April is considered the right moment for choosing the plants and trees destined to grow in height. In fact, Laura Gatti has visited the chinese nursery in order to thoroughly select the trees, shrubs and plants that will then get through the preparation stage to be finally planted on the balconies of Nanjing Green Towers.

Along the facades, 600 tall trees, 500 medium-sized trees (for a total amount of 1,100 trees from 23 local species) and 2,500 cascading plants and shrubs will cover a 6,000 sqm area. A real vertical forest, contributing to regenerate local biodiversity, that will provide a 25 tons of CO2 absorption each year and will produce about 60 kg of Oxygen per day.

The taller tower, 200 metres high, crowned on the top by a green lantern, will host offices – from the 8th floor to the 35th – and it will include a museum, a green architecture school and a private club on the rooftop. The second tower, 108 metres high, will provide a Hyatt hotel with 247 room of different sizes (from 35 sqm to 150 sqm) and a swimming pool on the rooftop. The 20 metres high podium, will host commercial, recreational and educative functions, including multi-brands shops, a food market, restaurants, conference hall and exhibition spaces.