The expo site will be developed as a Green City Arboretum, serving as a model for green structure development in cities. This arboretum will consist of a variety of trees, shrubs, perennials, creepers, hydrophytes and flower bulbs, all of which contribute to a green, healthy and sustainable city. Around 3000 species have been selected that contribute to the green city in terms of biodiversity, air purification, food production and city climate management.
The arboretum will be planted in alphabetical order. Each lot within the grounds will be allocated a letter of the alphabet. A four-meter wide strip around each lot will contain plants and trees, the Latin names of which starts with the letter allocated to the lot. We invite participants to choose planting that bears a relationship to their exhibit, country or city of origin.
A special range of lots will be reserved for iStreets: a living laboratory and showcase for revolutionary buildings and future living on the themes ‘Feeding, Greening, Healthying and Energizing the city’. The ambitions of Floriade Expo 2022 come together with those of iStreets in an inclusive, intelligent and infinite living environment of forty to sixty houses. Both the houses, the technological knowledge and best practices showcased here are freely accessible.