Post by CuriousJM on May 27, 2016 7:23:29 GMT
Bosco Verticale are a pair of residential towers in Milan, Italy, designed by the Stefano Boeri, an Italian architect and urban planner.
Bosco Verticale (English: "the Vertical Forest") is an amazing architectural concept of creating a vertical forest in heavily populated urban area and has been billed as World’s First Vertical Forest. The first tower has height of 110 metres (360 ft) and hosts 550 trees on its 1.3 metres wide concrete balconies. The second tower with a height of 76 metres (249 ft) has 350 trees. In addition to these trees, which have a height varying from 3 - 6 metes, the green area also have about 5,000 shrubs, and 11,000 perennials. Scaled model of the building was tested in wind tunnel to ensure that the trees don't topple during high winds.
The green cover is equivalent to about one hectare (2.5 acre) of forest and it helps in not only reducing the fuel cost of cooling/heating but also acts as noise suppressant. In words of it's architect;
Image Source: Google Street View
Source of info and more info;
- stefanoboeriarchitetti.net (Official web site of Architect) and
- Bosco Verticale News
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