Bosco Verticale

Location
Milano
Project
Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca e Giovanni La Varra)

Lea Ceramiche is happy and proud to have participated in the Bosco Verticale project, designed by Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca e Giovanni La Varra).

The Bosco Verticale is a model of a sustainable residential building and an urban reforestation project which contributes to renewing the environment and biodiversity of cities while avoiding the excessive negative impact on surrounding territories that uncontrolled urban expansion causes. The two residential towers, 110m and 76m high, have 900 trees (each three, six, or nine meters tall) and more than 2,000 plants, including a wide range of shrubs and flowering plants, distributed on the facades of the two buildings according to their exposure to the sun. The buildings, covered in hanging gardens, were designed to fully respect standards of sustainability and to provide residents the utmost in comfort.

The vegetation of the Bosco Verticale facilitates the development of a micro-climate, generates humidity, absorbs molecules of CO2 and dust and produces oxygen, and improves the environmental characteristics of the building.

Products by Lea Ceramiche cover the interior spaces and are in line with the project’s environmentally sustainable vision. Two collections were used:

  • Basaltina Stone Project
  • Slimtech Basaltina: an innovative product, only 3.5mm thick. Compared to traditional porcelain, the technology used entails a major reduction in the consumption of raw materials, water, and energy, and in the emission of pollutants and of CO2 during firing.

AWARDS

“International Highrise Award” 2014, awarded by the German Architecture Museum in Frankfurt (DAM)

“Best Tall Building Worldwide” 2015, awarded by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat of Chicago

“The 50 Most Influential Tall Buildings of the Last 50 Years” 2019, awarded by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat of Chicago

 

The sixth episode of the BBC Planet Earth series, airing 23 March on Rete4, focuses on the Bosco Verticale [Vertical Forest], the project conceived by the Boeri, Barreca, and La Varra studio and since become one of the symbols of Milan, in which Lea Ceramiche products have been used for the flooring of the interior spaces.

 

AWARDS

On November 19, 2014 the Bosco Verticale won the International Highrise Award, an international competition held every two years which presents an award to the most beautiful skyscraper in the world. The building was selected from among 800 skyscrapers from every continent. On November 13, 2015 the Bosco Verticale was declared the most beautiful and innovative skyscraper in the world: this according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat promoted by the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, which each year selects the most impressive skyscraper from each continent and then awards a prize to the absolute winner. In 2015 this prestigious award was given to the building designed by Stefano Boeri and constructed by Manfredi Catella. The jury selected the Bosco Verticale over One World Trade Center in New York, Capita Green in Singapore, and Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower in Abu Dhabi.

Basaltina Stone Project
Residential Complex 520 West 28th
Fondazione Prada
Fondazione Prada
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In order to keep the number of infections to a minimum, the Italian government has declared the temporary and limited closure of many manufacturing industries.

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25/03/2020