The New York Ledger published an article entitled Brave new world: an architecture tour of central Milan, focusing on the main architectural icons of the Lombard city, including Boeri Studio’s Bosco Verticale in the list.
Milan, described as “A glittering mix of medieval and contemporary, culture and commerce, its architecture is a mixture of elaborate Gothic, indulgent, austere, sugar-sweet icing and classical memory”, is the focus of the article, and the architecture presented ranges from the oldest such as the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, to more recent ones, such as the new Apple in Piazza Liberty or the Bosco Verticale, in Porta Nuova, the prototype building of a new architecture of biodiversity, which no longer places man alone at the centre, but the relationship between man and other living species.
The Bosco Verticale consists of two towers, 80 and 112 metres high respectively, housing a total of 800 trees (480 first and second tier, 300 smaller), 15,000 perennials and/or ground cover plants and 5,000 shrubs. Among other benefits, we calculated that the vegetation can absorb 30 tonnes of CO2 per year and produce 19 tonnes of oxygen per year. Another great advantage of housing trees and plants is the possibility of shading the environment of the flats. Thanks to the vegetation, the facades of the building see a temperature reduction of almost 30 degrees, while inside the flats the number is only 2-3 degrees, which also helps to reduce the energy consumption of air conditioning.
To read the full article: https://thenyledger.com/lifestyle/brave-new-world-an-architecture-tour-of-central-milan/