Wonderwoods - Hawthorn Tower

The first Dutch Vertical Forest Utrecht / Netherlands / 2022

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The 90 mt high tower designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti called Vertical Forest is part of the project Wonderwoods (Stefano Boeri Architetti and MVSA Architects), which attempts to create, in Utrecht city center, an innovative experience of cohabitation between city and nature. Wonderwoods will host around 200 apartments, of a variety of typologies designed to host a mix of users: young professionals, keyworkers, urban families and empty nesters.
Wonderwoods will host on its façades around 10,000 plants of different species (360 trees, 9,640 of shrubs and flowers), equal to 1 ha of woods.
Once realized, Wonderwoods will contribute to absorb more than 5,4 tons of CO2.


On the ground floor, directly connected to the roof garden on the sixth floor, the Tower will host the Vertical Forest Hub, a research centre on urban forestation worldwide. An open space where it will be possible to know the technical and botanic solutions chosen for the Tower and to follow the progress of other Vertical Forests under construction in the world.


Thanks to the ground floor, open to the district, Wonderwoods Vertical Forest designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti is a smart building that dialogs with the surrounding city.  Its height and set-backs follow and enhance the dimensions of the plot between Croeselaan and Jaarbeursboulevard. Healthy restaurants, shops, a fitness area, education facilities, bike parking places and a public leisure space: Wonderwoods Vertical Forest proposes itself as the new healthy centre of Utrecht.
Wonderwoods Vertical Forest will be, therefore, a real urban ecosystem, hosting over 30 different vegetal species.



The construction will begin within 2019 to be finished by 2022.


Architects
Stefano Boeri Architetti


Project Coordinator:
Francesca Cesa Bianchi

Team Leader:
Benedetta Cremaschi

Team:
Daniele Barillari
Francesca Da Pozzo
Alberto Lunardi
Maddalena Maraffi
Giovanni Nardi
Federico Panella
Paolo Russo

Images:
Imaginary A2 / Stefano Boeri Architetti

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