Green Living: World’s First Vertical Forest Being Built in Milan

Milan’s Bosco Verticale

Who said apartment dwelling needs to be sterile?  Bosco Verticale, the 27 story vision of Stefano Boeri, architect, academic and former editor of design and architecture magazine Domus, is an attempt to provide a better life in the metropolis, according to a story in London Financial Times. The piece is written by Christopher Woodward, the director of London’s Garden Museum, who elaborates on the concept and other architectural projects attempting the same.

Think Progress, an online site, reports that the two towers will be home to 900 trees.

“On flat land, each Bosco Verticale equals, in amount of trees, an area equal to 10,000 sqm of forest. In terms of urban densification the equivalent of an area of single family dwellings of nearly 50,000 sqm.”


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