This Apartment Complex Is A Vertical Forest Hosting 900 Trees & More Than 2,000 Plants…

This Apartment Complex Is A Vertical Forest Hosting 900 Trees & More Than 2,000 Plants...

Vertical Forest is a model for a sustainable residential building, a project for metropolitan reforestation that contributes to the regeneration of the environment and urban biodiversity without the implication of expanding the city upon the territory. It is a model of vertical densification of nature within the city that operates in relation to policies for reforestation and naturalization of large urban and metropolitan borders…

This Apartment Complex Is A Vertical Forest Hosting 900 Trees & More Than 2,000 Plants...

The first example of the Vertical Forest composed of two residential towers of 110 and 76 m height, was realised in the centre of Milan, on the edge of the Isola neighbourhood, and hosts 900 trees (each measuring 3, 6 or 9 meters) and over 2000 plants from a wide range of shrubs and floral plants distributed in relation to the façade’s position towards the sun…



This Apartment Complex Is A Vertical Forest Hosting 900 Trees & More Than 2,000 Plants...

On flat land, each Vertical Forest equals, in amount of trees, an area of 7000 m2 of forest. In terms of urban densification the equivalent of an area of single family dwellings of nearly 75.000 m2. The vegetal system of the Vertical Forest aids in the construction of a microclimate, produces humidity, absorbs CO2 and dust particles and produces oxygen… This Apartment Complex Is A Vertical Forest Hosting 900 Trees & More Than 2,000 Plants...

A grey-water filtration system (which is used water which has gone down the sink or shower) ensures the trees are adequately watered. Additionally, photovoltaic power generation help provide sustainable energy to the building…

This Apartment Complex Is A Vertical Forest Hosting 900 Trees & More Than 2,000 Plants...

This Apartment Complex Is A Vertical Forest Hosting 900 Trees & More Than 2,000 Plants...

Check out this short video of the project here…

And here’s a short clip of the “flying gardeners” that tend to the trees and plants…

You can read more about the project at the architects website here.

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We need more of this.

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bad idea i think. All the roots, the water????? I HOPE IT WORKS

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Yes Yes Yes. Plus roof top gardens are great too

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So scarry the trees are growing big heavy,what will be happen to the building? Can the building still safe if they grow big ?

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    I would imagine they take the trees away and put new ones once they hit a certain size.

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    I would imagine they take the trees away and put new ones once they hit a certain size.

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My building could be so green if people bothered with balcony gardens more. Most buildings could do a lot better. It’s so easy to grow cheap food, flowers, and trees – and you don’t have to worry about animals stealing your strawberries up in the sky like that.

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My building could be so green if people bothered with balcony gardens more. Most buildings could do a lot better. It’s so easy to grow cheap food, flowers, and trees – and you don’t have to worry about animals stealing your strawberries up in the sky like that.

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Thats a bush walk i’de like to do

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who cleans up?

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It looks nice. But I’m afraid it would burn faster, than the high-rise apartment building in west London.

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No tree is a tree if its roots don’t reach the soil. This is make-up on a building.

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