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Actions architects can take to protect our planet

A green city, fighting air pollution, is currently under construction in China.  Tweet This!

The Liuzhou Forest City, designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, will be the very first Chinese Forest City, with hotels, offices, houses, hospitals, schools, completely covered by trees and plants.

Once finished, Liuzhou Forest City:

  • will host 30,000 people, 40,000 trees and around 1 million plants of more than 100 species
  • will be energy self-sufficient, using geothermal energy for interior air-conditioning and solar panels over roofs to collect renewable energy
  • will absorb approximately 10,000 tons of CO2 and 57 tons of pollutants every year
  • will produce around 900 tons of oxygen

The Liuzhou Forest City is to be built in the north of Liuzhou, in the southern part of China, in an area covering 175 hectares along the Liujiang river and will be connected to Liuzhou by means of a fast rail line, used by electric cars.

Plants diffused not only in parks or gardens but also over building facades will enable Liuzhou Forest City to:

  • improve air quality and reduce average air temperature
  • create noise barriers
  • increase biodiversity, creating a habitat for birds, insects and small animals of the Liuzhou territory

For the first time in China and worldwide, a ground-breaking urban establishment will simultaneously address the challenges of achieving energy self-sufficiency, increasing biodiversity and reducing urban air pollution.

 

 

References:

This article was compiled using information and photos published by Stefano Boeri Architetti. For the sake of readability, we did not use brackets or ellipses but made sure that the extra or missing words did not change the meaning. If you would like to quote these written sources from the original please revert to the links below:

https://www.stefanoboeriarchitetti.net/en/portfolios/liuzhou-forest-city/

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-40498186/china-s-forest-city

 

 

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