Nanjing Green Towers, designed by Stefano Boeri Architects and promoted by Nanjing Yang Zi State-owned National Investment Group, will be the first Vertical Forest built in Asia.
Located in Nanjing Pukou District, the two towers are characterized by the interchange of green tanks and balconies, following the prototype of Milan’s Vertical Forest.
Along the facades 1100 trees from 23 local species and 2500 cascading plants and shrubs will cover a 6.000 sqm area. A real vertical forest that will help to regenerate local biodiversity, 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, 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 rooms 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.
Nanjiing Vertical Forest project, which is scheduled to be finished in 2018, is the third prototype, after Milan and Lausanne, of a project about urban forestation and demineralisation that Stefano Boeri Architects will develop all over the world and in particular in other Chinese cities such as Shijiazhuang, Liuzhou, Guizhou, Shanghai and Chongqing.