Thursday, 7 June 2012

Milan Architect Creates Vertical Forest


A high rise forest is under construction in Milan. This pair of apartment towers at Bosco Verticale, the tallest of which is 27 stories, will be home for not just its residents, but for the forest area that is otherwise displaced by expanding construction. These buildings will host 900 trees, measuring either 9, 18 or 27 feet tall, as well as a wide range of shrubs and floral plants. Each apartment tower will be the equivalent of 90,000 square feet of forest, if measured on flat land. That is amazing!

Bosco Verticale uses a system that optimizes, recovers and produces energy. It creates a microclimate by filtering the dust particles contained in the urban environment. The diversity of the plants and their characteristics produce humidity, absorb CO2 and dust particles, producing oxygen and protect from radiation and noise pollution.

For further details of the construction, visit Architect Stefano Boeri's complete website;

Is this the new trend for construction or just one man's dream to see a healthier planet? I think it is the responsibility of the construction companies and manufacturer's to set the precedent. This would be the safest way for me to live in a forest and I'd love the view!
Photo by Boeri Studio

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