The Nanjing Vertical Forest designed by Stefano Boeri, through an initiative of Nanjing Yang Zi State-owned National Investment Group Co. Ltd, will be the first Vertical Forest in Asia.
Located in the Nanjing Pukou district – an area set aside to guide the process of modernization of south Jiangsu and the development of the Yangtze River zone – the two towers feature an alternation of balconies and planters, based on the model of the Bosco Verticale in Milan.
Along the facades, 600 large trees, 500 medium trees (for a total of 1100 trees in 23 native species) and over 2500 shrubs and plants cover a surface of 6000 m2.
A true vertical forest that will contribute to regenerate local biodiversity, reducing CO2 emissions by about 25 tons each year and producing about 60 kg of oxygen per day.
The first tower, with a height of 200 meters, is topped by a green lantern, and will contain offices – from the 8th to the 35th floor – as well as a museum, a green architecture school and a private rooftop club.
The second tower with a height of 108 meters will host a Hyatt Hotel with 247 rooms of different sizes (from 35 to 150 m2) and a swimming pool on the upper level.
The base, 20 meters high, will contain shops, recreation and education facilities, including multibrand stores, a food market, restaurants, a conference hall and exhibition spaces.