« Bosco Verticale » designed by italian architect Stefano Boeri is under construction in Milan ((it was finished in 2014, NDLR). Composed of two residential towers of 110 and 76 meters height, it will be realized in the centre of Milan, on the edge of the Isola neighbourhood, and will host 900 trees (each measuring 3, 6 or 9 m tall) apart from a wide range of shrubs and floral plants.
These plants towers are not only stupendous, they are designed to create a microclimate and to filter the dust particles contained in the urban environment. The diversity of the plants and their characteristics produce humidity, absorb CO2 and dust particles, producing oxygen and protect from radiation and acoustic pollution, improving the quality of living spaces and saving energy.
« The Tower Flower » a former project for social habitations was realised in Paris in 2004 by french architect Edouard François. Tall bamboo plants rise from rows of 1.2-metre-high white flowerpots (400 in all) that line the narrow balcony ledges of the building.
An other « Green Tower » is planned in Nantes, designed by the same architect.
A new kind of vertical reforestation to be continued…