In Italy, the architect Stefano Boeri had a good idea to bring some vegetation to the metropolises. He built two towers in Milan, which are covered with more than one hectare of forest.
If you thought that living in a big city necessarily prevents you from having access to nature and the vegetationthen you may be surprised. In Italy, the architect Stefano Boeri imagined to kite a new type of vegetation: the urban and vertical forest. For that, he did build in 2014 more'a hectare of forests ... spread over two towers.
In total, it is therefore more than 900 trees that adorn these two rounds Milanese which amount respectively to 80 and 112 meters from above. Thousands of shrubs and nurseries were also installed on balconies, hoisted by cranes. And the architect has thought of everything: plants come from all over the world to offer a real diversity of plants and they have been selected according to several criteria, such as the presence of allergens, thorns, resistance to wind or pests.
This magnificent project, christened "Bosco Vertical" (literally, the vertical forest in Italian) stands out as a true "Green lung" in the heart of Urban Milan. A project that has been awarded by the International Highrise Awards 2014. The initiative seems to inspire creative people around the world. AT Toulouse, the architectsDaniel Libeskind and Kardham Cardete Huet plan to build a similar facility, dubbed "Occitanie Tower". Wait and see.
Imagined by: Stefano Boeri