Milan’s Awesome Vertical Forest



In an age where harmonious innovation is becoming more celebrated, Milan brings us a vertical forest designed by Stefan Boeri Architects. When complete, the Bosco Verticale will be the greenest building in Milan! Considering Milan is one of Europe’s most populated cities, this is a solid inovation in bringing clean air to the city center while introducing a beautiful design.

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Bosco Verticale by Stefan Boeri Architects.

The BioMilano vision promises to incorporate 60 abandoned farms into a greenbelt surrounding the city and as part of this vision the Bosco Verticale finds its way into fruition. The building’s design boasts a stunning green façade planted with dense forest systems to provide a building microclimate and to filter out polluting dust particles. Along with that, the living bio-canopy helps to absorb CO2, oxygenate the air, moderate extreme temperatures and lower noise pollution. Not only is this visually pleasing but it also helps to lower living costs.

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Bosco Verticale Schematic by Stefan Boeri Architects.

In the building, each apartment balcony will feature trees (900 plantings are planned for the two buildings) that will provide shade during  the summer months, only to drop their leaves in winter to allow for winter sunlight. Plant irrigation is provided via a grey-water filtration system. Grey-water is used water that goes down the sink or used in the shower. Additionally, photovoltaic power generation will help provide sustainable power to the building.

This is a forward thinking design and implementation of nature that is not only helping our surrounding environment but also help in bringing us back to harmony and nature.

Before ending off the research on this post I was able to find a progress update. Here are asome images of the building near complete. You can see the freshly planted vegetation which gives us an idea of what things might look like.

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credit Carlo Alberto Mari

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credit Carlo Alberto Mari

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Visit: http://www.stefanoboeriarchitetti.net/

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44 comments on “Milan’s Awesome Vertical Forest

  1. dadycupcakes

    This seems like a great idea, there are lot’s of idea’s out there that are similar to this. It is great to see that someone is finally using them and creating them. I think it’s funny all these people who come in here and write these huge comments about how this is a problem and that’s a problem, not enough water, falling branches etc. Do you people honestly think that they would just build something like this with none of these thoughts in mind? like they would just build it and say oh let’s just see how this turns out, if it fails or someone get’s hurt or dies from it well that’s just a simple sacrifice…. come on all you average joes out there writing comments that you think are brilliant and are thinking up problems that the architects, scientists, building planners etc etc didn’t think of? seriously they don’t let just anybody build something like this! these types of buildings takes years of planning and research. There are people with many many many years of knowledge, schooling, and experience beyond your years that built this building. I guarantee you in the next 10,20,30 years you will not be hearing about how this building was troubled with this or that. You will be hearing about how great it has been, how easy it has been to maintain, and how beneficial to the environment,economy, etc. it has been.

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