January 11th, 2018
“The new social housing project by Stefano Boeri Architetti is the first to integrate a Vertical Forest into an affordable residential skyscraper, improving the living conditions often incurred within such developments” – reports Archdaily after the official launch of Trudo Vertical Forest yesterday. 125 apartments designated for the young people and other categories with reduced spending possibilities will guarantee to its inhabitants the quality of life of a private villa in the city, by having on its balconies one tree and around 40 smaller plants per family. Moreover, 125 trees and 5,200 plants will help fighting the air pollution improving the life quality of the neighbourhood as well.
“The high-rise building of Eindhoven confirms that it is possible to combine the great challenges of climate change with those of housing shortages. Urban forestry is not only necessary to improve the environment of the world’s cities but also an opportunity to improve the living conditions of less fortunate city dwellers”. – Stefano Boeri
The project will use prefabrication with a rationalisation of technical solutions for the facade to optimise the resources and enable the possibility of a Vertical Forest as social housing.
Vertical Forests have risen in popular after Stefano Boeri Architetti’s call for urban forestry in a global publication last month, encouraging new parks and gardens, vertical forests and green facades. The video claimed that “increasing and moving trees into the world’s cities can help clean the polluted air, drastically reduce CO2, reduce energy consumption and urban heat island effect, increase biodiversity of living species and make cities more pleasant, healthier and attractive.”