The project pursues a dual objective: the purification of wastewater produced by the building in order to recycle it and the CO2 reduction. It is possible thanks to the combination between Vetiver plant with a traditional squared skyscraper.
Thanks to the penetrating roots Vetiver can absorb heavy metals and about 5,3 kg of CO2 per sqm/year, contributing to pollution control and water quality improvement. To fight global increase of CO2 emission we need to plant 4,000 billion Vetiver plants all over the world, changing the horizontal spread of Vetiver into something vertical.
VetiVertical City aims to match the multi-functionality of a skyscraper with the sustainable technology of Vetiver. The south facade is conceived as a mountain growing up from Huangpu, where 280.000 Vetiver plants can implement a huge uptake. Plants are integrated with strip ducts that have the function to transport wastewater to the plants and to send back to the building purified water after natural treatment.
nome studio: eugenio aglietti
nome progetto: vetivertical city
luogo: shanghai o cina
progettisti: eugenio aglietti
periodo di progettazione: september 2012 – january 2013
destinazione intervento: mixed-use skyscraper (retail, offices, hotel rooms, luxury apartments)
dimensioni opera: building area 55.600 sqm, height 410 m, number of floors 74
eugenio aglietti (roma, 1985) ha il suo studio a roma.