40,000 trees and millions of plants form the core of the first forest city in the world. Construction has recently begun in southern China.
China is investing heavily in green energy, and now the Asian superpower is building the first 'forest city' in the world.
The construction of the sustainable city has recently begun near the multi-million city of Liuzhou in Guangxi province.
The forest city was designed by the Italian architect Stefano Boeri, who is also the creator of the vertical forest or Bosco Verticale in Milan. It is expected that 30,000 people can live in the city by 2020.© Stefano Boeri Architetti
Liuzhou Forest City, as the city will be called, will be full of nature. There will be a million plants and 40,000 trees. Together the flora can absorb 10,000 tons of CO2, which is equivalent to the emissions of more than 2100 cars. And the city produces 900 tons of oxygen annually.© Stefano Boeri Architetti
The city has an area of approximately 1.75 square kilometers and is therefore almost four times as large as the Vatican. In addition to 30,000 homes, there will be a hospital, two schools and numerous shops. An electric train will transport electric cars between the forest city and Liuzhou.© Stefano Boeri Architetti
All the energy used in the city is green and comes from geothermal heat and solar cells on the buildings.© Stefano Boeri Architetti
The intention is that the city contributes to reducing the temperature rise in the area by removing the greenhouse gas CO2 from the air. In addition, Liuzhou Forest City must have a rich animal life and contribute to local biodiversity.© Stefano Boeri Architetti