Stefano Boeri Architetti | Vertical ForestING
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Manifesto Bosco Verticale

Vertical ForestING – is a worldwide trend, generated by the first Vertical Forest built by Boeri Studio in Milan, in 2014. When Stefano Boeri came up with the idea of giving back to nature the space we are taking from it with continuous urban sprawl, he conceived Bosco Verticale as a prototype of the skyscrapers of the future. Today we see that the Future is now. Every day architects all around the world rethink and reinterpret the idea of the Trees in the sky. Each of these attempts is extremely important for the future of architecture and the Future of our planet, because the single thought can have certain impact, but thousands of thoughts can change the world. Slowing down the climate changes, reducing CO2 emissions, making our living sustainable and in harmony with nature.

On this experimental page we aim to collect the various examples of vertical greenery, analyzing and giving them improvement suggestions. But above all, Vertical ForestING is our way to show the impact that Bosco Verticale is having on the city and on the international architectural community, the discussion it elicits between the people and the ways it influences their everyday life.

BELOW, WHAT THE OTHERS DO WORLDWIDE

GARDENS BY THE BAY | SINGAPORE

World Architecture Festival 2012: the Gardens by the Bay tropical garden in Singapore has been awarded the World Building of the Year prize at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore by Wilkinson Eyre architects, Grant Associates and engineers Atelier One and Atelier [...]

December 8, 2016

NL ARCHITECTS | SANYA BLOCK, CHINA

Project by NL Architects based in Amsterdam for a hotel complex in Sanya, China. 

December 5, 2016

SOU FUJIMOTO | CANOPIA, BORDEAUX

Invited by the city of Bordeaux, France,in 2015  Sou Fujimoto Architects and Laisné Roussel have revealed their proposal ‘Canopy‘, a 50 meters tall residential building built in wood and with [...]

December 1, 2016

FPT BUILDING | VO TRONG NGHIA ARCHITECTS

“The FPT administration building by Vo Trong Nghia Architects is part of the first stage of a larger master plan to convert the university to a globally competitive environmentally conscious [...]

November 28, 2016

Thibaut Deprez | BAMBOO FOREST

“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 [...]

November 24, 2016

VIJAYAWADA GARDEN | PENDA

The Vijayawada Garden Estate, designed by Beijing-and-Vienna-based architecture firm penda, is a concept for a mixed-use residential building that combines high-rise density with organic elements to create a natural, urban living [...]

November 21, 2016

W ARCHITECTS | THE OLIV, SINGAPORE

The Oliv is a 12-storey residential apartment block designed by W Architects.”Singapore has been promoting vertical greening and the provision of communal space in residential development. One of the most [...]

November 17, 2016

FGMF ARQUITETOS | ITAIM BUILDING SAO PAOLO

Proposal by FGMF Arquitetos for the Edificio Itaim, in Sao Paolo, Brazil in 2012. The plans act as a huge brise-soleil, shading the north façade and minimizing the impact of the west, where one [...]

November 14, 2016

MEIR LOBATON + KRISTJAN DONALDSON | RESIDENTIAL TOWER

Meir Lobaton + Kristjan Donaldson’s  design for a 36 story residential tower in Mexico City in  2009. The project addressed the balance between the desire of living in a single-family residence with the cost of the land. [...]

November 10, 2016

URBAN FOREST | MAD ARCHITECTS

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 [...]

November 7, 2016

OXYGEN ECO TOWER | PROGETTO CMR

A big success for the Oxygen Eco-Tower at the MIPIM 2015 in Cannes. The residential tower, a project by  Progetto CMR was designed to be an icon Made in Italy for the world.  [...]

November 4, 2016

TRIPTYQUE | TROPICAL TOWER, SAO PAOLO

French-Brazilian firm Triptyque Architecture has designed a residential skyscraper covered in vegetation for São Paulo.

November 4, 2016

HARMONIC+MASSON & ASSOCIES | ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX

A project for Paris by Hamonic+Masson & Associés assures a willingness to engage in a dialogue with its surrounding environment, and aims to initiate a new way of living together by [...]

November 2, 2016

BRENAC-GONZALEZ | TOUR MONTPELLIER

The city of Montpellier entrusts the Parisian agency Brenac-Gonzalez designing a tower to be erected in front of Saint-Roch train station in the center of Montpellier.  Work should begin in [...]

November 2, 2016

LUCIANO PIA | TORINO

“The choice of the species , even if diversified according to the different needs, has been made to grant a variety of leaves, colours and flowering. When all the green [...]

October 27, 2016

VO TRONG NGHIA ARCHITECTS | DIAMOND LOTUS

 “Diamond Lotus” is a project set of 3 condominium buildings by the Vietnamese team Vo Trong Nghia Architects. The three volumes are appropriate for large-scale housing and the roof of [...]

October 27, 2016
MAD | BOSCO ROMA

MAD | BOSCO ROMA

MAD studio from Pekin, founded by the architect Ma Yanking, are about to insert a new project in Rome, a building that goes with the new fashion of the “bosco [...]

October 26, 2016

STUDIO LOKAL | COPENHAGEN HANGING GARDENS TOWER

Denmark-based Studio LOKAL has won the competition for the design of a residential tower in Copenhagen, with The Hanging Gardens, its proposal for a merger of the historic brick buildings of Carlsberg with the [...]

October 26, 2016

JEAN NOUVEL | WHITE TOWER

Jean Novel,  tower block  The White Walls (Tower 25), Stasinou 6, 1065, Nicosia, Cyprus Completed in April 2015

October 26, 2016

BARBICAN CONSERVATORY | LONDON

Barbican Conservatory, London Chamberlin, Powell and Bon , 1982  

October 26, 2016

JEAN PAUL VIGUIER | MIXED USE TIMBER FRAME TOWER

Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés, in association with Eiffage and Woodeum Wooden Tower of 57 meters for the Saint-Jean Belice district, Bordeaux (France) – competition, 2016

October 26, 2016

SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS | VERTICAL FOREST

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

October 26, 2016

VERTICAL FOREST ON CROSSWORD | WE KNOW THE ANSWER!

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 [...]

October 25, 2016

MILAN ICONS POSTCARDS

October 20, 2016

THE WORLD’S TALLEST VERTICAL GARDEN | CLEARPOINT RESIDENCES

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/

October 18, 2016

SKY VILLAS WITH VERTICAL GARDENS BY PENDA FOR HYDERABAD

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. [...]

October 18, 2016

ABS TOWER WILL BECOME A VERTICAL FOREST

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 [...]

October 18, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VERTICAL FOREST

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 [...]

October 18, 2016

2 YEARS OF BOSCO VERTICALE

Not everyone is aware of the fact that … Bosco Verticale has just turned 2! Greetings to this new symbol of Milan.

October 18, 2016

BOSCO VERTICALE ON THE MOON

Check out the article about Bosco Verticale on Wikipedia! It has been chosen as Featured article – as one of the most complete, correct and accurate as well as pleasant [...]

October 10, 2016

JFA CHARTIER DALIX | REINVENTER PARIS

Jacques Ferrier Architecture, Chartier Dalix Architectes and SLA Architects have unveiled their winning proposal for the Ternes-Villers site, titled “Multi-Layered City” of The Reinventer.paris competition.

February 18, 2016

GREEN | VERTICAL FOREST

April 2015