Stefano Boeri Architetti is at it again with its vertical forest towers. One of its latest such project is Nanjing Towers in China, but an even newer one is being planned in the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands. Called the Hawthorn Tower, the building is to be a part of the Wonderwoods development and is planned to be a 90 m tall structure that houses 200 apartments, with a façade that features 10,000 plants of different species (360 trees, 9,640 shrubs and flowers), which is equal to 1 ha of woods. The ground floor will be home to the Vertical Forest Hub, a research center on urban forestation worldwide. Once the structure is complete, Hawthorn Tower is expected to absorb approximately 5,400 kg of CO2 and fine particles, and producing approximately 41,400 tons of oxygen a year.
Photo from Stefano Boeri Architetti’s Hawthorn Tower page