Forget container gardening if you choose to live in this luxury high-rise in Milan; it comes complete with a garden on every terrace.
We’ve seen plenty in the way of green designs, but Stefano Boeri’s vertical forest dream is becoming a reality as we speak, and the greenery is far from being simply decorative. According to Joop de Boer at The Pop-Up City:
The plan makers claim the plants in this tower to cover an area of approximately 10,000 square meters, which always comes with the usual list of benefits: filtering pollution, absorbing CO2 and dust particles, reducing noise pollution to the building, improving the microclimate, saving energy by sheltering the building from solar radiation in Summer and reducing rainwater run-off so curbing flooding.
Though we’re not quite sure how one handles a dead tree on a balcony twenty stories in the air, we’ll soon find out.
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