The Blogarama website dedicates an article to the Bosco Verticale in Milan, designed by Boeri Studio in 2014 in the Porta Nuova area, defined as “a breathtaking architectural wonder that harmonises nature, sustainability and urban life”.
The article is divided into several sections, each dedicated to the benefits of the two towers, which are home to a total of 800 trees, 15,000 perennials and/or ground cover plants and 5. 000 shrubs: Oxygenating the City, which focuses on the role of trees as natural air purifiers, absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, thus reducing pollution levels and mitigating the urban heat island effect; Biodiversity and Ecological Balance, which describes the different plant species and their role in attracting animal species and multiplying biodiversity; Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, dedicated to the role of plants in reducing energy costs and consumption; and Inspiring Sustainable Urban Living, which defines the Bosco Verticale as an example of a new vision of architecture that favours sustainability and the integration of nature within the urban landscape.
Finally, the article briefly lists the advantages of green in architecture, beyond the mere aesthetic factor:
1. Improved air quality – abundant vegetation helps filter and absorb pollutants from the air, improving air quality for residents and the surrounding environment.
2. Biodiversity – The variety of plant species attracts birds, insects and other wildlife, helping to increase urban biodiversity.
3. Temperature regulation – Vegetation provides natural shade, reducing the need for excessive air conditioning in hot months and thus helping to regulate the temperature inside buildings.
4. Noise reduction – Plants help to absorb and dampen urban noise, creating a more serene living environment for residents.
5. Oxygen production – trees generate oxygen through photosynthesis, further improving air quality and the well-being of residents.