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A Vertical Forest Is Growing in the Middle of One of Europe’s Dirtiest Cities

A Vertical Forest Is Growing in the Middle of One of Europe’s Dirtiest Cities | Open source urbanism | Scoop.it

Denizens of Milan, Italy will have a brand new 2.5 acre forest smack in the middle of their city by the end of 2013. You might think that’s a city with its priorities straight. But this particular forest didn’t require the sacrifice of precious commercial real estate—because it’s of the vertical variety.

 

Brainchild of Italian architecture firm, Stefano Boeri Architetti, the Bosco Verticale (literally, “vertical forest” in English) is two residential apartment buildings peppered with cantilevered terraces. Each terrace is specially designed and engineered to support a small community of trees, shrubs, and other greenery.

 

When complete, Bosco Verticale will house 730 trees from three to six meters (10 to 20 feet) in height and irrigated primarily by the buildings’ grey water—runoff from baths, sinks, washing machines, and dishwashers. 5,000 shrubs and 11,000 plants will keep the trees company. A true forest.


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DIY Cities: Post-Industrial Urban Futures, July 2013


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Bionic City's curator insight, July 16, 2013 5:29 AM

DIY Cities: Post-Industrial Urban Futures, a keynote presentation given by Design Scientist and Futurist Melissa Sterry at 'Future Cities', held on July 10th 2013 at The Biospheric Project, Salford, as part of the official programme of the Manchester International Festival 2013. To read the accompanying speech notes click http://www.slideshare.net/societas/diy-cities-post

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A Vertical Forest Is Growing in the Middle of One of Europe’s Dirtiest Cities

A Vertical Forest Is Growing in the Middle of One of Europe’s Dirtiest Cities | Open source urbanism | Scoop.it

Denizens of Milan, Italy will have a brand new 2.5 acre forest smack in the middle of their city by the end of 2013. You might think that’s a city with its priorities straight. But this particular forest didn’t require the sacrifice of precious commercial real estate—because it’s of the vertical variety.

 

Brainchild of Italian architecture firm, Stefano Boeri Architetti, the Bosco Verticale (literally, “vertical forest” in English) is two residential apartment buildings peppered with cantilevered terraces. Each terrace is specially designed and engineered to support a small community of trees, shrubs, and other greenery.

 

When complete, Bosco Verticale will house 730 trees from three to six meters (10 to 20 feet) in height and irrigated primarily by the buildings’ grey water—runoff from baths, sinks, washing machines, and dishwashers. 5,000 shrubs and 11,000 plants will keep the trees company. A true forest.


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