October 9th, 2017
The dutch Vertical Forest designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti is part of the Wonderwoods project (Stefano Boeri Architetti and MVSA Architects), which aims to create an advanced experience of city-nature living in the center of Utrecht. The tower designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti is a smart building that dialogs with the surrounding city. Its height and set-backs follow and enhance the dimensions of the plot between Croeselaan and Jaarbeursboulevard. The Wonderwoods Tower will house on its facades approximately 10,000 plants of different varieties (360 trees, 9,640 of shrubs and flowers), equivalent to one hectare of forest. At full speed, The Wonderwoods Vertical Forest will help to absorb about 5,4 tons of CO2. On the ground floor, directly connected to the roof garden on the sixth floor, the Tower will host the Vertical Forest Hub, a research centre on urban forestation worldwide. An open space where it will be possible to know the technical and botanic solutions chosen for the Tower and to follow the progress of other Vertical Forests under construction in the world.