October 16th, 2017
The Vertical Forest is a model of a sustainable residential building, designed by Stefano Boeri, built in the center of Milan, at the borders of the Isola neighborhood. The building is first example of the Vertical Forest consisting of two residential towers of 110 and 76 m height, was realized in the centre of Milan, on the edge of the Isola neighborhood, hosting 800 trees (each measuring 3, 6 or 9 meters), 4,500 shrubs and 15,000 plants from a wide range of shrubs and floral plants distributed according to the sun exposure of the facade. The Vertical Forest is a project for metropolitan reforestation that contributes to the regeneration of the environment and urban biodiversity without expanding the city into the territory. It is a model of vertical densification of nature within the city, which works in relation to the policies of reforestation and naturalization of the great urban and metropolitan boundaries. The vegetal system of the Vertical Forest contributes to the construction of a microclimate, produces humidity, absorbs CO2 and dust particles and produces oxygen. The Vertical Forest will be built in several cities in the world such as Lausanne, Utrecht, Tirana and Nanjing.