The Future Looks Green
Bosco Verticale is one of the most exciting multi-residential developments in the world because of the way the architecture and plants have been integrated vertically to literally create forests in the sky.
Italian architect Stefano Boeri’s not only conceptualised greener cities in the future, his designs are now a reality, and they are thriving. Boeri’s vision to plant forests in the sky is happening right now. Two residential towers of 110 and 76 m height, has been realised in the centre of Milan, planted with 900 trees and over 20,000 plants from a wide range of shrubs and floral plants, distributed according to the sun exposure of the façade of the building.
These vertical forests would help increase biodiversity, supporting bird and insect life. They also help to build a microclimate, producing oxygen and lowering CO2 and filter dust and grime particles, which go hand-in-hand with living in an urban environment. Not to mention cooling effects of the greenery and the softening and beautifying of hard-edged cities.