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The studio, led by Stefano Boeri, came up with the concept of Bosco Verticale by envisioning a high-density residential development that creates different microclimates and filters Milan’s polluted urban air. The plants produce humidity, absorb carbon dioxide, produce oxygen and act as protection against acoustic pollution.

Related: Bosco Verticale in Milan Will Be the World’s First Vertical Forest

The number of trees used for the project is said to be high enough to make up one hectare of forest. The two towers, 80 and 112 meters high, are scheduled to be officially opened this year. It will be a biological habitat in a total area of 40,000 square meters, located in one of the most polluted cities in Europe.

+ Stefani Boeri Studio

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