September 29, 2017
Nanjing Vertical Forest, designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, will be the first Vertical Forest in Asia. The two towers that make up the structure will be characterized by the alternation of balconies and green tanks, on the model of the Vertical Forest in Milan. 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. Nanjing Vertical Forest is a testimony of the economic and urban success of Stefano Boeri Architetti in China. Located in an area to guide the modernization process of south Jiangsu and the development of the Yangtze River area. Another sign of this increase is the project of Liuzhou Forest City, a city that fights atmospheric pollution, the first Chinese forest city.