Stefano Boeri adapts the Vertical Forest concept to Dubai′s climate

The two towers in the UAE metropolis will host several thousand plants, suitable for the desert climate, on their facades.

Stefano Boeri Architetti revealed at the COP27 climate change conference – in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt – the project of two towers, 190 and 150 meters tall. They will integrate 2,640 trees and 27,600 shrubs on their facades, as well as a system of greenhouses and hydroponic gardens, designed to grow plants on vertical walls.

“The project, commissioned by Impact One, represents the first Vertical Forest prototype for the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) area with the aim of integrating the benefits of urban forestry such as the absorption of fine dust particles, microclimate regulation and reduction of the greenhouse effect together with innovations as part of the management of the water system in arid climates and the optimization of energy production from renewable sources,” said the studio.

Vertical Forests consist of skyscrapers with planted facades, which aim to combine high-density residential development with tree planting in city centers. After conceptualizing and realizing the first Vertical Forest in Milan, in 2014, the studio has since designed vertical forests for Eindhoven (Netherlands), Huanggang (China), and Egypt’s New Administrative Capital, which is being built to the east of Cairo.

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