It’s expected to be completed by 2020 in an area that covers 175 hectares along the Liujiang river. The project is supposed to use the greenery to absorb almost 10,000 tons of CO2 and 57 tons of pollutants per year and produce approximately 900 tons of oxygen. It will house 30,000 residents and will have two schools and a hospital, various residential areas, commercial and recreational spaces, being connected to the main city of Liuzhou by a high-speed electric train.
Liuzhou Forest City project
“Vertical forest” complexes like the ones making up the buildings in the city are in the works in three other Chinese cities. They have trees on the balconies and over 2,000 plants on the roof. Liuzhou Forest City will have all the characteristics of an energy self-sufficient urban establishment: geothermal energy for interior air-conditioning and solar panels over the roofs for collecting renewable energy. For the first time in China and in the world, an innovative urban settlement will combine the challenge for energy self-sufficiency and for the use of renewable energy with the challenge to increase biodiversity and to effectively reduce air pollution in urban areas.