Inside issue 109 of IoArch magazine, an article presents the Bosconavigli project, currently under construction in Milan, and Ca’ delle Alzaie in Treviso.
Exemplary of low-density declinations of the vertical forest typology, the two projects represent a new way of integrating architecture and living nature.
Bosconavigli, included within the urban vision for Milan that envisages the decommissioning of freight yards, the overcoming of infrastructural barriers between neighborhoods, new urban reforestation interventions and the improvement of the quality of public spaces, represents a pivotal element between the highly built-up fabric of the city and one of its historic neighborhoods, characterized by low-density buildings and a widespread presence of greenery (170 trees, of 60 different species, along with shrubs and climbing plants, arranged on facades, roofs, roof gardens, balconies and loggias)
Ca’ delle Alzaie is developed in the context of the rehabilitation of a former manufacturing area of about 11,000 sq. m. in the vicinity of the historic center of Treviso on the Sile riverfront, and consists of three residential buildings surrounded by vegetation and spread over about 8,000 sq. m. In total, vegetation accounts for 51 percent of the project area, about 2 hectares, with the planting of 400 low-stemmed plants and 170 trees, including 120 on the facades.