China Building World’s First ‘Forest City’ With One Million Plants

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The world’s first ‘Forest City’ is being created to fight pollution and is currently under construction in Liuzhou, Guangxi Province, China.

Designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, a team of green developers, the futuristic Forest City will become to a community of 30,000.

Smothered in greenery, of which includes one million plants of more than 100 species, 40,000 trees and 57 tons of pollutants, the result will produce approximately 900 tons of oxygen annually.

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Forest City will therefore help to lower the average air temperature, improve local air quality and local biodiversity in the region.

Self-sufficient, Liuzhou Forest City will run on renewable energy sources like geothermal and solar energy.

It’ll be entirely wired, boasting residential areas, recreational spaces, two schools and a hospital.

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As per their website it reads:

Liuzhou Forest City will host in total 40,000 trees and almost one million plants of over 100 species.

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.

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They add:

For the first time in China and in the world, an innovative urban settlement will combine the challenge for energy self-sufficiency and for the use of renewable energy with the challenge to increase biodiversity and to effectively reduce air pollution in urban areas – which is really critical for present-day China – thanks to the multiplication of vegetable and biological urban surfaces.

Right after the success of Vertical Forest in Milan – which is going to be replicated in many other parts of the world and in China in Nanjing, Shanghai and Shenzhen – with the Liuzhou Forest City project Stefano Boeri Architetti continues its researches for a new generation of architectures and urban environments that faces climate change, proposing new models for the future of our planet.

The 175-hectare Liuzhou Forest City design was commissioned by Liuzhou Municipality Urban Planning.

The project is planned to be completed by 2020.