The Liuzhou based city will feature almost 1 million plants
‘Forest City’ is now being constructed in China to combat air pollution.
Designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, the city is being constructed in Liuzhou, Guangxi Province.
Using renewable energy for self sufficiency, the green city will feature almost 1 million plants with over 100 species and 40,000 trees – capable of producing 900 tons of oxygen and absorbing 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 57 tons of pollutants annually.
‘Forest City’ was commissioned buy Liuzhou Municipality Urban Planning and will span 175 hectares. The city will be able to host a community of 30,000 people. Buildings including residential, commercial and recreational spaces, two schools and a hospital, will be entirely covered in trees.
Archetietti’s previous works include the Vertical Forest residential building in Milan.
Liuzhou’s new green city will be wired and connected to Liuzhou with a fast rail line, featuring electric cars. The project has a completion date of 2020.
Architects from the project say, “The diffusion of plants, not only in the parks and gardens or along the streets, but also over building facades, will allow the energy self-sufficient city to contribute to improve the air quality (absorbing both CO2 and fine dust of 57 tons per year), to decrease the average air temperature, to create noise barriers and to improve the biodiversity of living species, generating the habitat for birds, insects and small animals that inhabit the Liuzhou territory.”