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Amazing Eco-Friendly Buildings: Bosco Verticale


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Amazing Eco-Friendly Buildings: Bosco Verticale

The Vertical Forest

In one of the most polluted cities in Europe, a pair of residential towers in Milan, Italy, referred to as Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest), stand at an incredible 110 meters (360 feet) and 76 meters (249 feet) high and host more than 900 trees on 8,900 square meters (96,000 square feet) of terraces.

The apartment towers were designed to contribute to the regeneration of the environment and urban biodiversity, as the towers contain their own micro-climates, including several thriving species of insects and birds within.

It is called Bosco Verticale because each tower houses a forest of trees and plants that help reduce smog and produce oxygen. The plant structure was designed to mitigate noise and also moderate temperatures within the buildings during the winter and summer seasons.

Have you visited or do you know of any other amazing eco-friendly structures around the world? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Resources:

Milan Welcomes World’s First Vertical Forest

Eco-Friendly Buildings Around the World

Wikipedia: Bosco Verticale

Vertical Forest: Official Site

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Dee Poe
Dee Poe(@dpoe56)
6 years ago

Beautiful and functionally eco-friendly. i love that people can think outside the box and hope ideas like this spread to other placed that need this.

Gwendolyn Misner
Gwendolyn Misner(@g-misner)
6 years ago

I love this! I hope to see more like it! Beautiful and eco-friendly!

Amy Hepfner
Amy Hepfner(@amylmh)
6 years ago

Wonderful innovation!! Hope this catches throughout the architectural field. Would like to see more of this!! Trees are nature’s air conditioners and we need more of them in urban areas.

campsuz
campsuz(@campsuz)
6 years ago

interesting

Hope Beach
Hope Beach(@hbeach)
6 years ago

That looks so beautiful and takes away from the “pave a parking lot and put up a paradise” type of thinking. But who has to maintain this forest, and what about the people below you? haha

Leah Rissien
Leah Rissien(@tinyturtle7)
5 years ago

What a great way to use those tiny balconies no one ever enters on so many highrises!

Gingi Freeman
Gingi Freeman(@domesticgeekgirl)
4 years ago

Ohhh, never heard of this! Would love to see in person…