Monday Motivation – The Nanjing Vertical Forest

This vertical forest is helping clean up China.

Written by Jordaine Chattaway

For this week’s Monday Motivation, we wanted to show you a jungle of the vertical kind.

Now, we have openly shared our love affair with our own green wall which resides in our Melbourne office but, we have to say, this vertical green monster really does make ours look like a veggie patch.

The Nanjing Vertical Forest will be the first vertical forest built in Asia and will house 600 tall trees, 500 medium-sized trees (for a total amount of 1,100 trees from 23 local species) and 2,500 cascading plants and shrubs will cover a 6,000 Sqm area.

The project – expected to be completed by 2018 – is expected to provide a CO2 absorption of 25 tonnes each year and produce around 60kg of oxygen per day.

Find out more about this project.

Learn more about Origin’s commitments to climate change.

About the author

Jordaine leads Origin’s Social Media Content by day and runs her own fashion news outlet, The Modern Black, by night. The former newspaper and television journalist loves to play with words and has a passion for finding new ways to change the world for the better … one little step at a time. 


Credit:  & Stefano Boeri Architects

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