Topic 5: Vertical Forest – MILAN

Vertical forest: new architecture of biodiversity

Built in Milan in the Porta Nuova area, the vertical forest creates a new architecture of biodivesity enhancing the relationship between man and other different species.

The vertical forest consists of two towers 80 and 112 meters high, which house a vegetation (trees, plants, and shrubs) equivalent to 30.000 m² of forest and undergrowth, concentrated on 3.000 m² of the urban area.

The towers are characterized by large staggered balconies designed to allow the development of vegetation and the growth of larger trees without hindrance.

In a few years, the Vertical Forest has created an ideal habitat for the development of spontaneous flora and fauna that counts numerous animal species including about 1.600 specimens of birds and butterflies.