Greening the Apartment Landscape – Trees on Buildings

Designed by Boeri Studio, Bosco Verticale is a gigantic 27-story construction, presently under erection in Milan, Italy. When complete, the building will be home to the world’s first vertical forest. Stefano Boeri, born in 1956, is a Milan-based architect and since June 2011 he is Councillor for Culture, Design and Fashion for the Municipality of Milan. Professor of Urban Design at the Politecnico di Milano, he has taught as visiting professor at Harvard GSD, MIT and Berlage Institute among others.

The Bosco Verticale is a structure that optimizes, recovers, and produces energy. Covered in plant life, the construction supports in harmonizing the microclimate and in filtering the dust particles contained in the Milan city atmosphere.

The trees that are to be planted on the building are carefully selected after various tests so that security of the building, its residents and surroundings are not compromised.  Trees are selected that when wind storm hits, then these trees are not blown away. These trees will help filter dust particles, reduces CO2 in atmosphere and produces Oxygen. Care is also taken so that diversity is also there.

Because of these trees, this building will also be house to various birds, insects and other animal species that are common to the Milan city environment.