October 4th, 2017
The Argentinian magazine Brick’s reports about Stefano Boeri‘s Vertical Forest as a model for a sustainable residential building, a project for metropolitan reforestation contributing to the regeneration of the environment and urban biodiversity without the implication of expanding the city upon the territory. In this project trees are a key element in understanding architectural projects and garden systems. In this case the choice of the types of trees was made to fit their positioning on the facades and by height, and it took two years to finalize it, alongside a group of botanists. The plants used in this project will be grown specifically for this purpose and will be pre-cultivated. Over the seasons these plants can slowly get used to the conditions they will find on the building. Vertical Forest helps to build a micro-climate and to filter dust particles which are present in the urban environment. The variety of plants helps to create humidity and absorbs CO2 and dust, produces oxygen, protects people and houses from harmful sun rays and from acoustic pollution. Stefano Boeri Architetti works on urban fortestation and Vertical Forests in Italy and worldwide, such as Wonderwoods in Utrecht, The Tower of Cedar in Lausanne, sustainable architecture in Paris, Tirana and Liuzohu (China).