Gallery: JDS’s Logistic City is a Wind Powered Vertical Forest for Shen...

A closer look at the plan of Logistic City.
A closer look at the plan of Logistic City.

Within Logistic City, lifted public space is surrounded by shops, offices and housing. Due to its height and design dynamics, the tower’s form allows for plenty of wind circulation, so open spaces within the program have been filled with wind turbines that will pump power into the city’s system. Since the underlying concept is to “open-up” the standard skyscraper, most levels of the structure are exposed to daylight. However, the use of PVs is still in discussion.

Verdant gardens grace many of the levels –meaning that the building must find a way to water them as sustainably as possible. Since pumping water up 888 meters is not very energy-efficient, water retention is key. Therefore, the top-tier sections of the ‘city’ will depend on systems for storing and recycling water.

+ Julien de Smedt Architects


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