We've been reporting on Stefani Boeri's amazing Bosco Verticale towers since the project's conception, and now the construction of the two towers overgrown in vegetation is almost complete. Covered in a variety of trees, the towers are meant to create a new standard in sustainable housing that takes the concept of green architecture to a whole new level.
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.
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.