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Old April 25th, 2014, 02:35 PM   #221
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I need to go to Milan asap..
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Old April 27th, 2014, 01:08 AM   #222
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I've never expected that the towers will look so awesome. My fault. lol
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Old April 27th, 2014, 02:26 AM   #223
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Old April 27th, 2014, 05:01 AM   #224
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Belongs in the top of architecture of this decade in my opinion.
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Old April 27th, 2014, 05:04 AM   #225
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Old April 27th, 2014, 09:20 AM   #226
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I've never expected that the towers will look so awesome. My fault. lol
Neither did I! When they were under construction I wasn't so happy... But they lacked trees and were full of scaffoldings. Now they've become extremely cool

The external elevators will be removed soon and the first two floors are still to be completed, I'm looking forward to seeing it all finished!
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Old April 27th, 2014, 09:37 AM   #227
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Fantastic and will look even better when the trees grow larger.

However I have to ask where all the wind turbines that were in the render are going? Were they cancelled due to the cost?
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Old April 27th, 2014, 07:58 PM   #228
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However I have to ask where all the wind turbines that were in the render are going? Were they cancelled due to the cost?
They were just a silly idea in the first concept.
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Old April 27th, 2014, 10:45 PM   #229
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Wow! Impressing. Positive Architecture.
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Old May 1st, 2014, 11:33 AM   #230
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Old May 1st, 2014, 03:58 PM   #231
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Amazing photo! I love close ups of facades like that.
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Old May 11th, 2014, 05:56 PM   #233
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what an amazing project and photo documentation !
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Old May 16th, 2014, 07:08 PM   #235
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Old May 16th, 2014, 07:09 PM   #236
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Old May 18th, 2014, 02:14 AM   #238
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Dezeen Magazine: <<Stefano Boeri's "vertical forest" nears completion in Milan>>


A pair of skyscrapers by Milan office Boeri Studio are nearing completion in the Italian city, featuring as many trees as could be planted in a hectare of forest.


The studio led by Italian architect Stefano Boeri came up with the concept of Bosco Verticale, or Vertical Forest, as a way to combine high-density residential development with tree planting in city centres. The first project born from this concept is now nearing completion in the Isola area of Milan's fast-developing Porta Nuova district. Two towers, measuring 80 and 112 metres, are set to open later this year and are already home to 900 trees.


"The project is set to create a new standard for sustainable housing," said engineering firm Arup, who is working alongside Boeri Studio to deliver the project. "As a new growth model for the regeneration of the urban environment, the design creates a biological habitat in a total area of 40,000 square metres."

A mixture of large and small trees have been planted on balconies on all four sides of the towers, accompanied by 5,000 shrubs and 11,000 floral plants. The design team claim these will absorb dust in the air, helping to depollute the city. "This is a kind of biological architecture that refuses to adopt a strictly technological and mechanical approach to environmental sustainability," said Boeri Studio in a statement.



The diverse vegetation will provide urban habitats for birds and insects, and will also create a humid micro-climate that produces oxygen whilst shading residences from harsh sunlight. "The creation of a number of vertical forests in the city will be able to create a network of environmental corridors which will give life to the main parks in the city, bringing the green space of avenues and gardens and connecting various spaces of spontaneous vegetation growth," said the studio.
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Old May 18th, 2014, 03:28 AM   #239
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What amazingly beautiful and striking choice of material and architecture!


If I ever get a chance to visit Italy in my lifetime, I would definitely include seeing this in my itinerary.
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