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Bosco Verticale Is Milan's Futuristic Vertical Forest That's Making the City More Sustainable

by Matador Creators Jan 30, 2023

If you’re planning a trip to Milan, Italy, you need to check out the Bosco Verticale, or vertical forest. True, all forests can technically be considered vertical, but this one looks a little different than your typical woodland aesthetic — it’s actually two skyscrapers that feature over 900 trees planted in their balconies. It’s an incredible sight to behold and a great way to experience green architecture in an urban environment.

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Bosco Verticale is a pair of residential towers in the Porta Nuova district of Milan, Italy. Designed by architect Stefano Boeri, it was completed in 2014 and stands 260 feet tall. The towers contain over 900 trees (900 on Tower 1 and 500 on Tower 2) as well as 4,500 shrubs and 15,000 plants — all of which help reduce air pollution while providing shade and improving air quality in the area. The towers are also equipped with solar panels and a geothermal system for energy efficiency purposes.

The design of Bosco Verticale provides many benefits to the city of Milan. In addition to reducing air pollution by up to 50 percent, it helps regulate temperatures in the vicinity by absorbing sunlight and reducing wind speed, and encourages biodiversity among local wildlife such as birds and butterflies. Its energy efficient systems have also made it possible for its residents to save up to 15 percent on their heating bills during winter months due to its ability to retain heat generated from the sun. Finally, by creating more green spaces in densely populated areas such as urban centers, it encourages people to get outside and interact with nature more often.

Living in Bosco Verticale is like living in a small paradise nestled among the hustle and bustle of life in a big city. Each apartment has access to outdoor spaces filled with lush greenery where you can relax or entertain guests without leaving your home. You will even see wildlife such as birds nesting or fluttering around the balconies throughout the year. With all these features combined, it’s no wonder why this building has become so popular with locals and travelers alike.

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