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Independent interviews Stefano Boeri about the Forêt Blanche – the Vertical Forest designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti for Paris – and about his way to revolutionize the typical architectural process considering nature as a new inhabitant. In the last years, Paris seems to promote high-rise building construction after four decades of a restriction ban on tall buildings.

The new building will give to the city one hectare of forest distributed on a wooden structure skyscraper, bringing the concept of living architecture on a higher level: “Breaking with the concrete and glass facades of those 20 century giants, the new fairytale projects have won officials’ approval by promising to be anti-skyscrapers. Far from overbearing their surroundings, these monuments to nature will provide verdant vistas, cleaner air and butterflies birds and biodiversity, their designers claim”.


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