Boeri: “Appeal to architects for green building”

Stefano Boeri Architetti is at Cop27 in Sharm El-Sheik to bring the San Marino Declaration and the Dubai Vertical Forest project

An appeal to architects for sustainable construction and a Vertical Forest project for cities surrounded by the desert. Stefano Boeri Architetti is at Cop27 in Sharm El-Sheik to bring the San Marino Declaration, an appeal signed by Stefano Boeri with Norman Foster and the Professional Orders at the 83rd session of the UNECE Committee (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) in San Marino. “It is an appeal to architects, builders, planners and administrators to change the future of our cities starting from the construction of new buildings or from the development of an idea of ​​sustainability for existing buildings”, explains Boeri at ‘Adnkronos.

Because every architecture, in addition to hosting an important share of greenery that reduces heat and absorbs pollutants, can become a storage and distribution center for clean and renewable energy.

So at Cop27 in Sharm, Stefano Boeri Architetti will also present the Vertical Forest designed for Dubai: two towers, 190 and 150 meters high, which host 2640 trees and 27600 shrubs on the facades, together with a system of greenhouses and hydroponic gardens. “A green and sustainable building for a city that is surrounded by the desert and therefore in very difficult climatic conditions but today it is possible to do so and think, even in Dubai, of building sustainable buildings in terms of energy, self-sufficient, green, which use very little water, which it is recycled, and that they use the energy of the Sun and the wind. This is the challenge of the next few years “.

Great attention in this project has been given to the management of the water cycle, through desalination processes and the recovery of gray water, as well as to energy from renewable sources, thanks to the photovoltaic surfaces that will be able to produce 5100 kWh of energy. clean, stored with a system of hydrogen batteries that will also power the processes linked to the building’s water cycle.

“Construction produces about 45% of the greenhouse gases produced by man, cities produce 75% of the carbon dioxide already present in the atmosphere: these are two data that should make us reflect on the fact that either we change our way of thinking buildings, nature is reintroduced and above all an idea of ​​energy self-sufficiency is reintroduced or there is no future. It is essential that we architects understand that this is our role in the coming years “, concludes Boeri.