The fight against climate change and environmental degradation is the greatest challenge of our time. We at Surround Vision think it’s time we celebrate incredible climate change innovators with a series of VR films to be shared globally across Mobile & social media, on high-end VR platforms and at Global Climate events.
Stefano Boeri is a pioneering architect who’s redesigning our approach to modern living by incorporating plant ecosystems within high rise urban dwellings. The ‘Vertical forests’ as he calls them, provide tons of CO2 absorption a year, injecting a desperately needed breath of fresh air into pollution choked cities.
The Surround Vision production team visited the original construction model in Italy; a beautiful site in the heart of the bustling and polluted streets of Milan. The project contains more than 900 trees on 8,900 square metres of terraces.
The vegetal system of the Vertical Forest contributes to the construction of a microclimate, produces humidity, absorbs CO2 and dust particles as well as pumping out tonnes of oxygen.
The Vertical forests have been a huge success and are being rolled out across the world, from the Netherland to Nanjing, China, where plans to take his pioneering design a step further are already under way. Building a “Forest City” that will be home to 30,000 people, absorbing tons of CO2 and pollutants per year and produce approximately 900 tons of oxygen.