Milan plants a new forest in the sky

May 16, 2014 11:30 pm Published by

forest in sky“Trees have been planted in Bosco Verticale – a new high-rise residential development in Milan that will feature its own urban “forest”.  There are 900 trees have been planted along with 5,000 shrubs and 11,000 floral plants on terraces up to the 27th floor.

 The project creates a biological habitant in a total area of 40,000m2 and aims to inspire greater urban biodiversity in the face of Milan´s challenge of increasing pollution. “The building not only optimizes, but also produces energy. Besides creating oxygen and humidity, the plants also absorb CO2 and dust particles, which improve the environment”.

REF: ARUP, 2014, retrieved from
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