China breaks ground on first “Forest City” that fights air pollution

A pollution-fighting green city unlike any before is springing to life in China. Designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, the first “Forest City” is now under construction Liuzhou, Guangxi Province.

The futuristic city will use renewable energy for self sufficiency and be blanketed in almost 1 million plants and 40,000 trees—a sea of greenery capable of absorbing nearly 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 57 tons of pollutants annually.Commissioned by Liuzhou Municipality Urban Planning for the north of Liuzhou along the Liujiang river, the 175-hectare Liuzhou Forest City will be the first of its kind that, if successful, may raise the bar for urban design worldwide. This first Chinese Forest City will host 30,000 people in a community where all buildings are entirely covered in nearly a million plants of over 100 species, as well as 40,000 trees, that produce approximately 900 tons of oxygen. The use of greenery-covered facades builds on Stefano Boeri’s previous works, including the Vertical Forest residential building in Milan.

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jean
jean

Where were you and how exactly was the air quality? And do you feel that the general populace is aware of the issue?

Cran001
Cran001

Wonderful news. I am just back from China and improving the air quality is a priority for the government and the people.

brigitte-perreault
brigitte-perreault

Brilliant!

jean
jean

Another fantastic project by Stefano Boeri, a forward thinking and award winning Milan architect!

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