According to the United Nations forecasts in the field of urbanism, by 2030, about 5 billion people will live in cities. Growing urban population will lead to increased greenhouse gas emissions. As a response to such a challenge of the future, the Italian architectural buro “Luca Curci Architects” has developed a project of an ecological vertical city, which is zero in energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
The project solution involves the construction of 4 green buildings, the highest of which will have a residential function and include apartments, villas, public and green spaces on all 300 floors. This residential tower, which is 1.2 km high, will be connected to three other skyscrapers from 650 to 850 meters high and will accommodate offices of commercial companies, government agencies, medical facilities and educational institutions. It is planned to plant 120 thousand living trees and 2 million plants of 150 species on the facades of the vertical city. It will help purify the air, reduce the effect of the thermal island and improve the quality of life of people by providing a comfortable urban environment of a new level. It is planned to apply systems of vertical gardening and landscape architecture in the project. Temperature regime, humidity level, CO2 emissions and lighting will be controlled by an intelligent urban management system.
The architectural complex will receive energy from renewable sources, including wind and sun. In the city, special spaces will enable urban farming and organic agriculture, which will be based on the principle of zero waste, allowing urban communities to provide food for themselves.