After the design of the building with 23,000 trees, by Vincent Callebaut, to be approved, it is the turn of new construction to contribute to the health of the planet. Named for Nanjing Green Towers, the towers drawn up by Stefano Boeri’s architectural firm promise to be the first step for the Nanjing region to invest in green architecture.
With 600 tall trees and another 500 of medium size, contemplating 23 local species, in addition to 2500 cascading plants, Boeri buildings will help regenerate local biodiversity, as well as absorb 25 tons of CO2 and this first vertical forest will produce 60 kg of oxygen per day.
The tallest tower, 200 m high, will serve as a commercial building, including a museum, a school of green architecture and a private clubhouse on the rooftop. The second tower, in turn, will be 108m high and serve as the home for the Hyatt Hotel, with a capacity of 247 rooms (of different sizes) and a pool in the ceiling. The underside of both towers, 20m high, will have commercial, recreational and educational functions, with restaurants, conference rooms, and space for future art exhibitions.
In addition to looking at the importance of green in cities, particularly in Asia, the Nanjing Green Towers proves that talking about sustainability and ecology is not something that needs to be so obvious.
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