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The Sky Tg24 website dedicates an article to the “10 most beautiful skyscrapers in Europe” on the occasion of “skyscraper day”, including in the ranking the Bosco Verticale in Milan, a 2014 project by Boeri Studio.

From the Turning Torso in Malmo to the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw or The Shard in London, the article looks at the most iconic contemporary skyscrapers on the continent, including the Bosco Verticale, built in the Porta Nuova area and consisting of two towers, 80 and 112 m high, housing a total of 800 trees (480 first and second size trees, 300 smaller ones), 15,000 perennials and/or ground cover plants and 5,000 shrubs. A vegetation equivalent to that of 30,000 square metres of forest and undergrowth, concentrated on 3,000 square metres of urban area.

The idea behind the Bosco Verticale, that is, being “a house for trees that also houses humans and birds”, defines not only the urban and technological characteristics but also the architectural language and expressive qualities of the project.
Rather than an architectural object tout-court, therefore, the presence of the vegetal component makes the Bosco Verticale assimilable to a set of processes – partly natural, partly managed by man – that accompany the life and growth of the inhabited organism over time.

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