October 9th, 2017
Spotlights on the Vertical Forest model, which is cause of discussion for the media around the world. The interview issued by Architect Stefano Boeri to AFP (French press agency) is reported by an international media channel Publinews in Guatemala. The project of Vertical Forest “was born from my tree obsession – explains Architect Boeri – and from a reflection on how they can become an essential component of architecture. In 2007 I was in Dubai observing that city in the middle of the desert, with more than 200 glass towers that multiply the effect of the heat”, he recalls. Here is what has shaped the idea of a building that “can not only accommodate life but also helps to reduce pollution, thanks to the ability of trees to absorb CO2 and fine dust”.
“Cities now produce about 75% of CO2 in the atmosphere and bring more trees to the city means fighting the enemy on its field” says the architect, explaining the way in which the Vertical Forest model is one of the possible answers and how the architecture can help to counteract the effects of climate change.
The two Vertical Forest towers, with more than 20,000 plants and trees, the equivalent of two hectares of forest, are a world-class concept replicated across the globe, from Holland to China.