The building of World’s first vertical forest in Milan was slow-down the last few months because of bad weather but the opening is still planned for the second half of this year. The Bosco Verticale consist of two towers covered in trees and shrubs . From april 2012 teams are planting the trees into the World’s first vertical forest.
Milan is one of the most polluted cities in the world – the Bosco Verticale project aims to mitigate some of the environmental damage that has been inflicted upon the city by urbanization. The design is made up of two high-density tower blocks with integrated photovoltaic energy systems and trees and vegetation planted on the facade. The plants help capture CO2 and dust in the air, reduce the need to mechanically heat and cool the tower’s apartments, and help mitigate the area’s urban heat island effect – particularly during the summer when temperatures can reach over 100 degrees.
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