• July 2016…

  • 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…

  • Shenzhen and other cities, reaching 60 million people. Shijiazhuang for its part, has a sad record: it is the city with the highest rate of air pollution in China. A pall of smog and soot that rises only a few days a year. The Forest City in Shijiazhuang will be a new city for 100 thousand inhabitants. A city of new generation, capable of becoming [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • …rchitecture and nature is the real sustainability. Following the first prototype in Milan, then in Lausanne, the Vertical Forest is continuously consolidating as a model for sustainable urbanisation.   Credits: Stefano Boeri Architetti China Partners: Stefano Boeri Michele Brunello Yibo Xu Project leader: Pietro Chiodi Leading team architect: Hana Narvaez Design team: Marco Giorgio Marco Bernardini Zhan Xu Shilong Tan Yinxin Bao Roger Park [...]

  • SBA presents the projects to rediscover a balance between city and nature. Yesterday in Tirana, Stefano Boeri Architetti has presented to the press and to the audience – live on the national broadcasting networks – a vision for the future of Tirana. The General Local Plan wanted by the Government and the Municipality, edited by SBA and UNLAB, prefigures a kaleidoscopic metropolis that includes [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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….

  • The outdoor areas The project aims to improve the image of the building through a series of interventions designed to get a significant energy efficiency of the entire property. The existing facades will be completely replaced, in order to adjust the interior to better environmental standards for workplaces. These new curtain wall will feature in the main building, a plot of constant horizontal brise [...]

  • Every four months they fly around the Vertical Forest. They hang by rope from the edge of the roof and descend by jumping between balconies. Botanists and climbers, only they have the consciousness of the richness of the lives that the Forest hosts in the Milan sky. Produced by: The Blinkfish Directed by: Giacomo Boeri and Matteo Grimaldi Executive Producer: Paolo Soravia Dop: Giacomo [...]

  • The project is developed for the spaces connecting Sheremetyevo Airport with the Aeroexpress Railway terminal. This space is characterized by two stripes, limiting the commercial zone and located next to the transition area. Another, central stripe, arks the area of the bars and restaurants and is characterized by the vertical elements, connecting the offices of Aeroexpress with the other parts of the airport. Hence the uniform space concept emp…

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

  • Part of the 90.000 sqm Masterplan won in the 2001 International Competition by Boeri Studio, Building A is a long, splint shaped building that borders the compound on Av. Rizzoli. The 21.500 sqm volume is intended to host, from the end of 2010, the offices of Rizzoli Libri, one of the largest publishing houses of Italy. The project, borne from the demolition of the old Rizzoli building, limits the street with [...]

  • 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” [...]

  • 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…

  • …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 [...]

  • 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…

  • SBA presents the short-film The Flying Gardeners at Chicago Architecture Biennial. The Flying Gardeners is a short-film by The Blinkfish, based on an idea by Stefano Boeri. It describes the extraordinary work of the “botanical climbers” that every four months deal with the maintenance and pruning of the over 900 trees of Vertical Forest, the green tower in Milan designed by Boeri Studio. The Chicago [...]

  • SBA presents the short-film The Flying Gardeners to Shanghai Urban Space Art Season. The Flying Gardeners is a short-film by The Blinkfish, based on an idea by Stefano Boeri. It describes the extraordinary work of the “botanical climbers” that every four months deal with the maintenance and pruning of the over 900 trees of Vertical Forest, the green tower in Milan designed by Boeri Studio. [...]

  • …;botanical climbers” that every four months deal with the maintenance and pruning of the over 900 trees of Vertical Forest, the green tower in Milan designed by Boeri Studio. The Shanghai Architecture Biennial, titled 2015 Shanghai Urban Space Art Season, will be inaugurated on 29 September and will end on 29 December, 2015. http://www.susas.com.cn/cn/about   The Chicago Architecture Biennial which theme is The State of the [...]

  • Last week Stefano Boeri Architetti received a group of experts in Urban development and architecture from Russia. The partner of the studio Michele Brunello and Arch. Anastasia Kucherova have accompanied the group to Vertical Forest after the presentation of the recent works in our office. Russian guests have shown particular interest in the principles of sustainable urban development that Stefano Boeri Architetti is developing [...]

  • 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.  …

  • The insertion of the new building within the urban tissue of the city wants to be the occasion to open the boundaries that the hospital creates in the city and offer a kind of urban open space. The hospital structures consider today’s requests on health care, designing new spaces and structures that would be used for future requests. The project is organized as a [...]

  • 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 main part was to change the word “plate” in to the word “square”. At that same moment, the idea of planning a big urban plateau for the city of Bologna was born. A high, orizontal, connecting open space. The occasion of a project for the new high speed station, becomes an opportunity to connect two parts of the city that are now divided [...]

  • This housing block is conceived as an L-shaped building, strictly included by the area edges; three-dimensional articulation is obtained by alternating full volumes and voids over the given surface. The block is composed of patio-houses: voids generate and govern all different conditions of living, and give each dwelling an intimate relation to the outside. The building’s skin is made of metal panels, laid down [...]

  • …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 [...]

  • …e scorribande di un gruppo di bellissimi conigli bianchi che tranquillamente ci rubavano i sandwich- la sede del Vertical Forest Planetary Workshop – e una piccola mostra sul Bosco Verticale di Milano. Abbiamo avuto l’ennesima conferma della grande attenzione per il tema della biodiversità e soprattutto per la possibilità di sperimentare in Cina unmodello di crescita urbana intensiva e ad alta densità, ma sostenibile. [...]

  • The Nuovo Palazzo del Cinema is a big-scale device for performances, entertainment and research on moving images and visual arts. An architecture that develops around the space of a metamorphosis: the structure of the large hall (2400 spectators) can change into a public square thanks to the vertical movement of the ceiling….

  • Stefano Boeri takes part to the 14. Architecture Biennale in Venice with 4 contributions: BOSCO VERTICALE, the VERTICAL FOREST has been selected by the Italian Pavillion for the exhibition GRAFTS/INNESTI. Opening @ Padiglione Italia, Arsenale, on: 6th June, h 17:00 LA MADDALENA, Stefano Boeri narrates the story of the project in the video installation LA MADDALENA by Ila Beka and Loiuse Lemoine within MONDITALIA [...]

  • …oeri will present his thoughts on Biodiversity and Sustainable Architecture and the application to SBA projects: Vertical Forest, Expo Milan 2015 concept master plan, Astana Expo 2017, Skolkovo Innovation City, Venice Biennale 2008 among the others. He will furthermore outline a sustainable concept for Doha 2030 based on the topic of Biodiversity and Urban Landscape, in line with Qatar National Vision. Mr Boeri will share the stage [...]

  • Watch the report about Vertical Forest on the 18th minute. Thanks for the excellent job to Julia Kaulbars and her team! http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/beitrag/video/1994462/aspekte-vom-27.-September-2013…

  • Thursday, September 18th in the 20 o’clock news of TF1, which is the first French television channel, on the 25th minute went on the air a report about Milan and the Vertical Forest http://videos.tf1.fr/jt-20h/2013/le-20-heures-du-18-septembre-2013-8265410.html…

  • …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 [...]

  • http://oslotriennale.com/en Behind the Green Door. Architecture and the desire for sustainability. Vertical Forest becomes a symbol of the 5th Edition of Oslo Architecture Triennalehttp://oslotriennale.com/en Dietro la Porta Verde. Architettura e il desiderio della sostenibilità. Bosco Verticale diventa il simbolo della V edizione della Triennale di Architettura di Oslo….

  • Check out the playlist on the MELD platform – get inspired by the GREEN ARCHITECT Stefano Boeri and the project of Vertical Forest by Boeri Studio.Ispiratevi con il playlist sostenibile di MELD – insieme a GREEN ARCHITECT Stefano Boeri e il progetto Bosco Verticale di Boeri Studio….

  • …visited the studioand had an interview with Stefano Boeri. In particular, Boeri described the projects of  Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest in Milan), Incubatore per l’Arte (the incubator for art, Milan IT) and the Villa Méditerranée in Marseille FR. At the end,some architects of Boeri Studio brought the class on a tour around the construction sites. Questa mattina 15 studenti della summer school organizzata dalla Chinese University o…

  • …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 [...]

  • Look how the sun is shining through the trees of the forest in the middle of Milan!Il sole illumina gli alberi del Bosco che sta crescendo a Milano!…

  • …hubs 108 Centre Régional de la Méditerranée, Marsella Centre Régional de la Méditerranée, Marseilles 116 Bosque vertical, Milán Vertical Forest, Milan 126 Plan general, Expo Milán 2015 Master plan, Expo Milan 2015 132 Casa Bosco: modelo de vivienda social de madera, Milán Casa Bosco: model for social housing in wood, Milan 138 Viviendas, Astaná Housing, Astana 144 Complejo Wangfujing, Pekín Wangfujing complex, Beijing 148 [...]

  • The Vertical Forest is growing in Milan. Trees are flying in the sky of Milan. Il Bosco Verticale sta crescendo a Milano. Gli alberi volano sopra il cielo di Milano….

  • The Vertical Forest is growing in Milan. Let’s have a look from different views. Il Bosco Verticale sta crescendo a Milano. Date un’occhiata alle ultime foto dal cantiere….

  • The Vertical Forest is growing in Milan. We are already at the seventh floor. Let’s have a look from different views. Il Bosco Verticale sta crescendo a Milano. Siamo già al settimo piano. Date un’occhiata alle ultime foto dal cantiere….

  • Glossary of ideas for a metropolis based around biodiversity. A new book by Stefano Boeri, which brings together ideas, reflections and projects arisen from the collaboration between a number of planners, designers, artists, researchers, students and others. Glossario di idee per una metropoli della biodiversità. Un nuovo libro di Stefano Boeri che racconta idee, riflessioni e progetti sviluppati a partire dalla collaborazione con numerosi [...]

  • Here you are some pictures from the construction site! The design project takes its cue from the demolition of the old Rizzoli building, creating a perfectly flat street front. On the inside, the volume has inflections that interrupt the evenness, and the tension is accentuated by the use of a completely glazed façade.Ecco qualche foto del cantiere! Il progetto prende forma dalla demolizione del [...]

  • …f 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 with [...]

  • Casa Bosco is a project for low-cost, fast-construction, housing units prefabricated in wood. Derived from a concept of low density infill housing that is configured through the combination of series of  modules the project presents a series of distinctive characteristics:Casa Bosco è un progetto dimoduli abitativi prefabbricati in legno, a basso costo e rapida realizzazione che presenta 5 caratteristiche distintive rispetto a molti altri [...]

  • …(each measuring 3, 6 or 9 m tall) apart from a wide range of shrubs and floral plants. 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. The Bosco Verticale is a system that optimizes, recuperates [...]

  • The Vertical Forest and New Urban Comfort by Stefano Boeri and Francisca InsulzaThe Vertical Forest and New Urban Comfort di Stefano Boeri e Francisca Insulza Pale, exhausted and overcome by the effort of running so far so fast, Daphne saw Peneus’s waters. “Father, help me!” she cried. “If rivers have divine power—this beauty that has made me so attractive, rid me of it, change [...]

  • This housing block is conceived as an L-shaped building, strictly included by the area edges; three-dimensional articulation is obtained by alternating full volumes and voids over the given surface.L’edificio ricalca il lotto a forma di “L”, rimanendo all’interno della linea di galleggiamento limite dell’edificazione, articolandosi nella terza dimensione in una forma complessa. La matrice del progetto è una particolare declinazione della tipolog…