• Vertical Forest is a model for a sustainable residential building, a project for metropolitan reforestation that contributes to the regeneration of the environment and urban biodiversity without the implication of expanding the city upon the territory. It is a model of vertical densification of nature within the city that operates in relation to policies for reforestation and naturalization of large urban and metropolitan borders. The first [...]

  • Following the inauguration of the Vertical Forest in 2014 and the awards (CTBUH 2015 and The International High-rise Award 2014), Stefano Boeri has published a book with Corraini Edizioni that compiles the intimate and hidden layer of inspiration and strategies behind the Vertical Forest: “a house for trees and birds, inhabited also by humans, in the Milan sky” The book features four sections: “Seven inspirations” [...]

  • …United States of America. Today, on the 6th of October at AIA ( Chicago he will present the milanese project of Vertical Forest and speak about urban forestation and vision of the Forest City. On Thursday 6, the book : a Vertical Forest will be presented for the first time to US readers, with a  conversation between Stefano Boeri and the Architectural Historian Jonathan Mekinda at the Chicago Cultural Center. [...]

  • January 13, 2017 This article by Wired Germany describes some examples of vertical greenery around the world and points out that Vertical Forest in Milan is the “prototype of the fusion between nature and buildings”. https://www.wired.de/collection/design/diese-baum-haeuser-zeigen-wie-gruen-wir-zukunft-wohnen-koennten…

  • …or halting land consumption and that the suburban house and garden lifestyle holds lasting popular appeal, Bosco Verticale is a hybrid structure incorporating both. In its 18,000 square meter version (two towers of twenty-seven and twenty stories and a total 3,000 square meter footprint), each vertical forest constitutes in urban densification the equivalent of an area of detached houses of circa 50,000 square meters [...]

  • …ies could be the secret to healthy urban living. The world famous British naturalist David Attenborough presents Vertical Forest as one of the most innovative example of green buildings worldwide. Watch Vertical Forest on BBC Planet Earth II: http://www.stefanoboeriarchitetti.net/en/video-2/bosco-verticale-on-bbc-planet-earth-ii-2/ http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20161208-why-wild-cities-are-good-for-our-health Watch the full episode: http://www.b…

  • …industrial revolution, visited with Stefano Boeri and Manfredi Catella, the CEO of Hines Italy, the site of the vertical forest in Milan. Appreciating and commenting with amazement the two towers which are already home to more than 700 trees, Jeremy Rifkin has requested information on the performance of the plants in terms of CO2 reduction and the relationship between irrigation and the geothermal heat [...]

  • …in London. The team, led by Dr. Elena Giacomello, received $20,000 to fund a study of the radical new “Vertical Forest” (Bosco Verticale) ; two 75- and 110-meter towers in Milan festooned with exterior vegetation on cantilevered platforms. The team will monitor the Vertical Forest, and build a database in support of a new framework for the green design of tall buildings, and will [...]

  • On the 14th of June the Sunday Times has published an article about Vertical Forest entitled “Sustainable building is beautiful” in the special section Raconteur. Vertical Forest is described as a showcase for sustainable architecture of the future.  …

  • Nanjing Vertical Forest is a couple of tower buildings, located in Mingfa Fortune Plaza of the Nanjing Pukou District. The project aims to export the green concept of Vertical Forest in Milan to China, and to reflect the Vertical Forest development, which incorporates greenery on the façades along the full height of the buildings. The project is is presenting the first Vertical Forest n China [...]

  • December 29, 2016 On Hungarian architectural website Epiteszforum (literally “architect forum”), a detailed reportage about Stefano Boeri’s Vertical Forest in Milan. http://epiteszforum.hu/fuggoleges-erdo-milanoban …

  • Vertical Forest by Sou Fujimoto Architects “New Aldgate”, a temporary landmark for London, competition, 2010    …

  • Gillo Dorfles , an Italian art critic, painter, and philosopher and Stefano Boeri visit the vertical forest to discover it….

  • January 3, 2017 The Economist on its Instagram profile shows Vertical Forest as “part of a trend of greening our urban spaces by weaving trees into the building itself”….

  • Udine, Italy October 11, 2016 Bertoli Safao Steel company’s building a look alike Vertical Forest tower. Finally steels meets the trees! We wish them all the luck in this ambitious project. Read more on: http://www.udine20.it/la-torre-dellabs-diventera-un-bosco-verticale/  …

  • One of the fake covers of the magazine Domus created by the readers for the contest #mydomuscover. This desert caravan, walking towards Vertical Forest, looks like the Three Magi’s one. Perfect for this day of Epiphany….

  • …ovince of Milan edited by multiplicity.lab, research laboratory of DiAP, Politecnico di Milano. [2006 – 2009] Vertical Forest: a tower with 1500 trees* ( from urban to natural) The Vertical Forest project aims to build high-density residential towers which contain trees within the built city. The first example of this kind of project is currently being built in the Garibaldi Repubblica area of Milan [...]

  • December 22, 2016 The article  describes the extraordinary work of the “tree climbers” that deal with the maintenance and pruning of the over 900 trees of Vertical Forest, the green tower in Milan designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti….

  • Gente enigmistica You understand that the Vertical Forest has become part of collective consciousness and a symbol of the city when you find it on the crossword. Would you guess? “The milanese skyscraper awarded as The Best Tall Building in 2015“….

  • Tales from a vertical forest. ” The Falcon, the Broom bushes and Brambilla” By Stefano Boeri…

  • Today, on April 21st, at 18:30 Stefano Boeri will hold a lecture “Milan EXPO and Vertical Forest” at TongJi University College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Shanghai. Moderator: Prof. Dr. Li Zhenyu – dean of College of Architecture and Urban planning….

  • The Vertical Forest is growing in Milan. Trees are flying in the sky of Milan….

  • Stefano Boeri Architetti has won the competition for the realization of a residential tower in Chavannes-Près-Renens, Lausanne, Switzerland. The project, which has passed the other finalists’s proposals (Mario Botta Architetto; Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés Architectes; Goettsch Partners), is about the construction of a tower 117 meters tall, which will host more than 100 cedar trees and it will be covered by shrubs and plants over an…

  • The Vertical Forest is growing in Milan. We are already at the seventh floor. Let’s have a look from different views….

  • The Vertical Forest is growing in Milan. Let’s have a look from different views….

  • Greetings to the maple trees, to the olives, to the ferns, to the evergreen shrubs and to the carnations growing to hundreds in its sky. Greetings to the tomtits and swallows that nest on its branches. Greetings to the thousands of ladybugs that eat the mites and to the mites that are likely to be eaten by thousands of ladybugs. Greetings to 480 people who live [...]

  • The Style and Architecture section of CNN has recently published an article entitled: Gardens in the sky: The rise of green urban architecture, in which several projects of SBA have been included, from the Bosco Verticale in Milan, the Tower of Cedars in Lausanne, and the soon to be constructed Forest Hotel in Guizhou. Click to read the article…

  • Look how the sun is shining through the trees of the forest in the middle of Milan!…

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  • December 5, 2016 Mountain Forest Hotel in Guizhou is always set on focus by international newspapers and architecture websites, such as Archdaily. The website remembers that “the underlying concept for the project comes from the unique ecosystem and relationship between man and nature in the 10 Thousand Peaks area, known for its natural mountain formations and traditional terrace farming techniques”. http://www.archdaily.com/800720/s…

  • November 23rd, 2016 This positive review of Mountain Forest Hotel in Guizhou comes from Spain and points out one of the final goals of the building: to restore an ancient hill which raised there and has been destroyed yeas ago. The article also remembers that Vertical Forest in Milan is now a worldwide source of inspiration for sustainable architecture. http://www.abc.es/viajar/alojamientos/abci-hotel-transformado-bosque-201611210114_noticia.htm…

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  • …cil on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat promoted by the Illinois Institute of Technology of Chicago, awarded the Vertical Forest as the Best Tall Building Worldwide for 2015, choosing it over the One World Trade Center in New York, the symbol of american rebirth and freedom. The award was given during the night in Chicago, in a ceremony at the famous Crown Hall designed [...]

  • …omoted by the Frankfurt Museum of Architecture (DAM), the City of Frankfurt and DekaBank, has announced that the Vertical Forest (il Bosco Verticale) of Milan is the winner of the prize that every two years is assigned to the most beautiful and innovative highrise in the world.   Due to its innovative energy, to the fact of having brought 800 trees and 14 thousand [...]

  • The Forest Hotel at Guizhou, China, was published in TIME Magazine as part of the section: Big Ideas. This project is the continuation of the research process that started with the Vertical Forest in Milan….

  • Located in the 10 thousand peaks area, the project is inside a masterplan of 400 acres, in the Wanfeng Valley,  in Guizhou, China, recently named  by the New York Times as one of the best destinations in 2016. The mountain project has 31.200 m2, and 250 rooms designed for the Hong Kong based Cachet Hotel Group. The interior design will be a collaboration with [...]

  • “Designer Thibaut Deprez was uninspired by the harshness and coldness of urban architecture, which can be repetitive and lacking personality with stacks upon stacks of identical stories. His solution? To use permanent bamboo scaffoldings as a driving force to promote the revival of these buildings. Each scaffolding is fashioned to the needs and wants of the building, giving each a unique identity. The bamboo [...]

  • SBA BRINGS TO PARIS THE EXPERIENCE OF  BOSCO VERTICALE AND THE PROJECT OF  A “FOREST CITY” IN CHINA Monday, December 7, Stefano Boeri will be among the speakers at the International Conference on Climate Cop21 currently going in Paris, under an appointment organized by the Italian government delegation. At 15:00 in the EU pavilion during the meeting entitled “From Paris to Milan: the challenge of environmental and agricultur…

  • …ocated in the Guizhou Xingyi Wanfenglin scenery areas, covering around 400 acres. It aims to create a real green forest valley, to shape a new model of future life. The design concept will follow the “vertical forest” conception with the mean of ecology to making a real forest city for the residents. The project will ensure that every citizen in the valley will enjoy [...]

  • …and low carbon. It provides quiet surrounding and high-quality living conditions. This living settlement follows Vertical Forest and forest City ideas introduced both in horizontal and vertical distribution of green facade surfaces. The living environment creates an ideal space for symbiosis between man and nature. Function: purify city air, absorb carbon dioxide and dust particles, and manufacture oxygen; blocking radiation and noise; for birds,… [...]

  • Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka July, 2015 Aren’t those trees a bit dizzy? Happy to see Vertical Forest growing so tall. http://exploresrilanka.lk/2015/07/clearpoint-residences-the-worlds-tallest-vertical-garden/…

  • Hyderabad, India June 24, 2016 Waking up in the jungle and walking barefoot on the grass. These villas offer another level of life-quality, like Boeri Studio’s Vertical Forest in Milan. Well done, Penda! http://www.archdaily.com/790207/penda-designs-sky-villas-with-vertical-gardens-for-hyderabad…

  • …the Masterplan of Liuzhou, a big chinese city not far from Nanning. This is first trial in China to provide the Vertical Forest regulation as land bonus, to stimulate the future investors and developers, to build up a new Forest City. It is not an ideological design, but a pragmatic site planning combined with new Chinese regulations. The project aims to develop an area laying between [...]

  • Tuesday July 5th, at Tongji University of Shanghai Stefano Boeri presented the Forest City Lab (FCL) program of which he has been appointed Director by the Dean Prof Li Zhenyu. Forest City Lab is a multidisciplinary lab committed to explore the future of cities through the lens of biodiversity, urban reforestation and a non-anthropocentric urban ethic. FCL will develop experimental researchs and projects to reply to the main [...]

  • November 15th, 2016 The Mountain Forest Hotel in Guizhou, China, is enthusiastically descripted as one of the best examples of Stefano Boeri Architetti’s philosophy of green buildings, started with Bosco Verticale. “If you love the idea of sleeping in a forest but struggle to enjoy an escape without life’s luxuries, then this hotel could be for you”, writes the journalist. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3…

  • December 13, 2016 Another review of the Mountain Forest Hotel in Guizhou by architectmagazine.com, the journal of the American Institute of Architects. http://www.architectmagazine.com/project-gallery/guizhou-mountain-forest-hotel_o…

  • November 18th, 2016 The interest for the Mountain Forest Hotel project by Stefano Boeri Architetti is rising more and more all around the world. The main feature the magazines point out is the link between man and nature, which the project aims to achieve through the forest that will grow all around the building….

  • Who knows more than Stefano Boeri about Vertical Mobility? Video report from the Elevators and Escalators Forum….

  • MAD Architects’ latest project for Chongqing, China. The project, entitled Urban Forest, features a stacked set of floors that cantilever drastically from their central support.  The floors are designed to bring more nature and open space into a densely compacted urban area….