The world’s first vertical forest, Bosco Verticale, is designed by the Milan based architect Stefano Boeri. The towers, a residential duo, can be seen in the metropolis center of Milan, Italy. The towers will host over 900 trees, as well as a variety of plants and flowers.
The plants will provide a 10,000 square meter vertical forest. With Milan being one of the most polluted cities in Europe, the plants help produce oxygen, humidity, absorb CO2 and dust particles, and protect the building from radiation in its surrounding urban environment. A filtering system helps to recycle water for the maintenance of the plants. This design will allow for an increase in quality of living and a reduction in energy usage.