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Urban Forest

Australia’s greenest building

Urban Forest will be Australia’s greenest building, a 30-floor carbon neutral building covered by 1,000 trees and 20,000 plants, designed for the city of Brisbane by architecture studio Koichi Takada. With almost 400 apartments, a two-level rooftop garden and a public park on the ground level, this building resembles a contemporary Garden of Eden. The structure’s living façade attains 292% of the site’s coverage, accenting thousands of trees and plants from over 250 native species.

The structure’s living façade attains 292% site coverage

Through raising the podium of the tower, the ground floor gives back to the community in the form of surrounding parks. There will be an information centre included in the park in order for visitors to learn about the construction project and biodiversity. Architects Koichi Takada designed the skyscraper in a staggered arrangement so that each apartment has its own balcony, its own Eden. Sustainability is an active factor achieved through vertical gardens that provide natural shade, thermal and solar insulation. Public and private spaces for residents, such as a wellness garden and a communal swimming pool, are intended to instil a deep sense of community in the residents and encourage healthy social interaction that is typically ignored in high-rise residences.

http://www.koichitakada.com
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