Conceived for the city of Shenzhen, China, the “Logistic City” is a self-sustaining tower that houses a whole city within, offering all the necessary amenities to its residents. The 1,111 meters tall greenery-filled vertical forest designed by Julien de Smedt Architects houses a number of shops, offices and residences that are accessed by ascending and descending paths wrapped with lush plant life.
The beautiful skyscraper incorporates wind turbines and roller coaster-like trams. It is designed in a way to maximize open spaces that not only allow plenty of natural light and ventilation, but also helps make the most of wind power. In addition to the wind turbines, there is room for solar panels that provide energy to meet terms with the energy requirement.
Verdant gardens that are installed on many floors not only provide fresh air, but also add to the aesthetics of the tower. In order to keep the vertical garden live and green, the architects suggest a water storing and recycling system at the top to utilize the rainwater. With its contemporary design and green credentials, the Logistic City is sure to become a landmark for the city of Shenzhen.