World’s First Vertical Forest City Begins Construction in China

Vertical Forest City in China

Feast your eyes on Vertical Forest, an architecture project by Stefano Boeri Architetti that merges natural trees with modern residential buildings to make what they call a “green city”.

The idea behind the project is that trees throughout the main structure will help fight air pollution.

The “green city” will accommodate up to 30,000 residents in a number of buildings sitting on a 175-hectare space near the Liujiang River. They will be designed as offices, houses, hotels, hospitals and schools. These buildings will include around 40,000 trees and nearly 1 million plants from over 100 species, which they say will absorb an estimated 10,000 tons of Co2 and 57 tons of pollutants per year, as well as produce up to 900 tons of oxygen.

Furthermore, the planets and trees will act as a cooling system for interior spaces, a noise barrier from highways and a support system for local biodiversity.

The first Vertical Forest City has begun construction and is slated to open in 2020. The world’s first Vertical Forest Tower has been erected in Milan.