It’s a building complex literally covered in trees.
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It was exactly 10 October 2014 when the Vertical Forest it was inaugurated and presented to the Milanese citizens. The two towers “covered not with glass, but with leaves, plants, shrubs, trees, life”, designed by the architect’s studio Stefano Boeri, are today one of the most visionary examples of architecture of our time.

It is no coincidence that the residential complex that stands on the edge of Isola district of Milan, in addition to being replicated in progress in various cities, from Lausanne to Chicago, from Utrech to Nanjing, precisely for its mix of sustainability and design, it has also been the subject of numerous awards.

In 2014 it was chosen from among 800 skyscrapers on all continents, winning theInternational Highrise Award, an international competition held every two years for the awarding of the most beautiful skyscraper in the world, to be “an excellent example of the revitalization of an urban center”.

In 2015 it was recognized as the “most beautiful and innovative skyscraper in the world”, when the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, promoted by the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, elected the structure “Best Architecture in the World 2015”, by virtue of its experimental uniqueness. The same body in 2019 included it among the fifty most iconic skyscrapers in the world built in the last fifty years.

But there are some curiosities that not everyone knows about the birth and development of the two skyscrapers. Here 10 little known facts about the Vertical Forest.


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