Liuzhou Forest City redefines a green city, changing the perception of urban living
With such revolutionary concepts being widely adopted, new cities will no longer be a disturbance to regional ecosystems but will integrate with them naturally instead
Liuzhou Forest City is a brilliant green architecture concept that is bound to change the existing perception of urban living. This new city that is being built in southern China’s mountainous Guangxi area will have the perks of living in a city and living in the countryside in one place.
With over 40,000 trees, green walls and 1 million plants that cover every building in the city, Liuzhou is a city that is built in the heart of nature.
Liuzhou Forest City, a vertical forest
Despite the fact that Liuzhou Forest takes the concept to a whole new level, the “vertical forest” green architecture concept is not new. There is a wave of new projects all over the world that follow the same approach.
Traditional cities are notorious for destroying lots of trees to be built. Cities that do the exact opposite are definitely good environmental news. In addition to being good for the environment, this concept results in a living environment that is also good for people’s health.
Trees, green walls, green roof architecture, and plants everywhere create a healthy environment with clean, fresh air for the city’s residents.
Great for people, great for the environment
In addition to creating a clean living environment for its residents, this green architecture concept has some great environmental perks. The plants and trees in Liuzhou Forest City are estimated to absorb 10,000 tons of CO2 and 57 tons of pollutants. In addition to removing harmful pollutants from the air, the trees and plants will add about 900 tons of oxygen each year as well.
According to the firm behind the idea, Stefano Boeri Architetti, such a concentration of plants in a single place will decrease the average air temperature of the city when compared to a traditional city that is built in the same place.
With so many plants, green walls and green roof architecture, the city will not disturb the surrounding ecosystem. This is simply because those plants will serve as a continuation of the habitat of the birds, insects and animals that live in the surrounding area.
With such revolutionary concepts being widely adopted, new cities will no longer be a disturbance to regional ecosystems but will integrate with them naturally instead.