Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest)

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Bosco Verticale:  how Milan, Italy is taking a new approach to “vertical densification”!

Started in 2007, the test project to create two literally green skyscrapers in one of Italy’s most polluted cities is nearing completion.  Hundreds of trees and thousands of plants line the sides of these buildings in an effort to help absorb pollution, create oxygen, and improve the quality of living spaces, with irrigation systems set up to reuse the filtered grey water from the building.

Expectations for the success of the project are so high that the architect, Stefano Boeri, has reserved a unit in one of the buildings for himself.

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Bosco Verticale Milan



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