Bosco Verticale: An Ambitious Green Building Project in Milan

Bosco Verticale

Bosco Verticale (“Vertical Forest”) is a green building project in Milan. The project incudes two residential towers and one office builing. The project is expected to host the equivalent of one hectare woodlot.

Both residential towers will host approximately 900 trees each measuring 3, 6 or 9 meter tall. The diversity of the plants help produce humidity, absorb C02 and dust particles and generally improve the quality of the air. Most plant irrigation will be produced by re-using water used by the building.  Aeolian and photovoltaic energy systems will contribute, together with the microclimate created by the vertical forest, to increase the degree of energetic self sufficiency of the two towers. The project was designed by Milan-based architect Stefano Boeri, along with Gianandrea Barreca and Giovanni La Varra.

The project was due to be completed in 2012 but suffered several delays in construction. Installation of plants began in June 2012.

The following pictures of Bosco Verticale green building were taken by Palo Santo Hotel team in October 2012:

Bosco Verticale

Bosco Verticale

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