After 5 years of planning and construction, Stefano Boeri‘s ‘Bosco Verticale’ (Vertical Forest) has opened in Milan. The dual tower project brings the beauty of a lush forest into the heart of the city’s Porta Nuova district.
The towers’ 113 apartments offer beautiful views from their staggered balconies, which are landscaped with more than 1000 species of trees, shrubs, and other plant life. Among them are 780 trees which were chosen to replenish those which may have been affected by the project’s construction.
The tallest of the two towers rises to 367ft (112m), with both featuring solar panels on the roof to offset energy use. Greywater is filtered through the building and reused for irrigating the plant life.
The well-manicured balconies block high winds and dust particles, while also reducing noise pollution and direct sunlight into the homes. Take a look at this beautiful construction below.
via Design Boom