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:
1. Basaltina Stone Project;
2. 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.