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Stefano Boeri Architetti Unveils Plans for Vertical Forest Towers in Nanjing

12:00 - 3 February, 2017
Stefano Boeri Architetti Unveils Plans for Vertical Forest Towers in Nanjing, © Stefano Boeri Architetti
© Stefano Boeri Architetti

Stefano Boeri Architetti has released plans for their first “Vertical Forest” project to be realized in Asia, two mixed-use towers to be located near the Yangtze River in the Pukou District of Nanjing, China. In total, over 1100 trees will cover the building, helping to regenerate local biodiversity while cleaning the air.

Villa La Mediterranee / Boeri Studio

03:00 - 20 January, 2016
Villa La Mediterranee / Boeri Studio, © Carlo Alberto Mari
© Carlo Alberto Mari

© Carlo Alberto Mari © Carlo Alberto Mari © Carlo Alberto Mari © Carlo Alberto Mari + 42

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto Torres, IT - Marsiglia FR
  • Design Team

    Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca, Giovanni La Varra, Ivan di Pol, Jean Pierre Manfredi, Alain Goetschy, AR&C
  • Area

    8800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Bosco Verticale / Boeri Studio

04:00 - 23 November, 2015
Bosco Verticale / Boeri Studio, Courtesy of Paolo Rosselli
Courtesy of Paolo Rosselli

Courtesy of Paolo Rosselli Courtesy of Paolo Rosselli Courtesy of Paolo Rosselli Courtesy of Paolo Rosselli + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Architects in Charge

    Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca, Giovanni La Varra
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Gianandrea Barreca Receives the NewSchool's Global Design and Innovation Award

11:30 - 24 June, 2015
Gianandrea Barreca Receives the NewSchool's Global Design and Innovation Award, Bosco Verticale, Milan Boeri Studio. Image © Kirsten Bucher
Bosco Verticale, Milan Boeri Studio. Image © Kirsten Bucher

The NewSchool of Architecture and Design has awarded Gianandrea Barreca their Global Design and Innovation Award for his extensive and creative work. Barreca co-founded Boeri Studio (now recognized as Barreca & La Varra and Stefano Boeri Architetti), and is known for putting an emphasis on both human interaction and public art.

CTBUH Names World's 4 Best Skyscrapers of 2015

12:31 - 22 June, 2015
CTBUH Names World's 4 Best Skyscrapers of 2015, Bosco Verticale. Image © Kirsten Bucher
Bosco Verticale. Image © Kirsten Bucher

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has shortlisted four buildings for the annual "Best Tall Building Awards." Considered to be the four best skyscrapers of the year, the buildings have been named from each of the four competing regions in the world - Americas; Asia and Australia; Europe; the Middle East and Africa - from nominees representing 33 countries. One of the buildings will be crowned the world's best at a ceremony this November. 

The four top skyscrapers for 2015 are...

Bosco Verticale: The World's "Most Beautiful and Innovative Highrise"

00:00 - 20 November, 2014
Bosco Verticale: The World's "Most Beautiful and Innovative Highrise", Bosco Verticale, Milan / Boeri Studio. Image © Kirsten Bucher
Bosco Verticale, Milan / Boeri Studio. Image © Kirsten Bucher

Bosco Verticale by Boeri Studio has won the 2014 International Highrise Award, deeming it to be the “most beautiful and innovative highrise in the world." Selected from a competitive shortlist of towers by Rem Koolhass, Steven Holl and Jean Nouvel, the forested highrise was praised by the jury for bringing 800 trees and 14 thousand plants to the Milan skyline.

“The Vertical Forest is an expression of the human need for contact with nature,” stated jury president Christoph Ingenhoven. “It is a radical and daring idea for the cities of tomorrow, and without a doubt represents a model for the development of densely populated urban areas in other European countries.”

In Progress: Bosco Verticale / Boeri Studio

13:00 - 28 December, 2011
Courtesy of Boeri Studio
Courtesy of Boeri Studio

Bosco Verticale, by Boeri Studio (now recognized as Barreca & La Varra and Stefano Boeri Architetti), is a high-density tower block that experiments with the integration of a lush landscape within the facade of the architecture.  The Vertical Forest, currently in construction in Milan, Italy, deal with the concept of regenerating the lost forests on the ground within the inhabitable space of buildings.  The towers are 80 metres and 112 metres tall.  Together they will have the capacity to hold 480 big and medium sized trees, 250 small size trees, 11,000 groundcover plants and 5,000 shrubs – the equivalent of a hectare of forest. For more on this project, follow us after the break.

Architects: Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca, Giovanni La Varra) Location: Milan, Italy Design Phase: 2006 – 2008 Construction Phase: 2008 – 2013

© Carola Merello © Iwan Baan Elevations - Courtesy of Boeri Studio Section - Courtesy of Boeri Studio + 13