Italian design firm Stefano Boeri Architetti has designed the world’s first Smart Forest City in Cancun, Mexico. Grupo Karim’s, a property developer and textile manufacturer, is behind the bold development. The Forest City will form part of several attractions within the State of Quintana Roo, home of the best all inclusive resorts in Cancun for families.
Stefano Boeri Architetti planned this unique city to substitute a shopping district that was visualized on the location. Smart Forest City – Cancun seeks to help regenerate the region’s fragile forest while implementing urban innovation. The city sits on a rectangular lot of 557 hectares; roughly 1376 acres of forest land. Green areas will take up over half of that area; a whopping four hundred acres.
The city’s proposed infrastructure seamlessly integrates water, solar energy, and agriculture. In addition, residents will move around aboard electrical and semi-automatic vehicles. The varied green spaces are estimated to absorb 116,000 tons of CO2 per year. This also includes 5,800 tons of carbon dioxide stocked annually. Hopefully, the best all inclusive resorts in Cancun for families will follow in the footsteps of this revolutionary plan.
The main concept of the Forest City is a circular economy which reduces total waste. In order to achieve this, 130,000 residents and 7,500,000 plants will co-inhabit the space. Additionally, encompassing agricultural fields provide a green buffer which also provides fresh food for the inhabitants.
Four hundred species of plants make up the bulk of greenery selected by landscape architect and botanist Laura Gatti. Roughly 260,000 trees, will create a ratio of 2.3 trees per person. Moreover, the city is further balanced through public parks, green roofs, and green facades.
Center for Sustainability
The Smart Forest City is envisioned as a global hub for technological innovation in sustainability. As an example, the architects planned for a sophisticated center that can host university departments worldwide. The city would open its doors to students and researchers from the best universities all across the world. Additionally, the research hub would function a setting for international firms and organizations to debate and work on problems involving sustainability.
The architects eliminated the harmful effects of pollution from standard vehicles on the development. Consequently, residents and visitors can leave their cars at city entrance in favor of an ecological option of transportation. The city will provide internal electrical and semi-automatic styles of transportation, designed by New York-based firm MIC.
Climate engineering firm Transsolar planned a solar powered ring around the city to provide cheap energy. Likewise, a huge basin at the city entrance can collect water to use for irrigating the agriculture fields. Once desalinated, the water travels through a system of traversable canals to the fields through an underwater pipe. Water gardens designed to combat flooding will also be a model for resistant landscapes.
The site sits between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, another well-liked traveler destination. Set among the best all inclusive resorts in Cancun for families, the Smart Forest City can provide a property vision for the longer term.