Here’s a first look at the construction of Bosco Verticale, the world’s first vertical forest, located in Milan, Italy. Once completed, it will basically be a system that optimizes, recuperates, and produces energy, covered in plant life. This building will help balance the microclimate and in filtering the dust particles contained in the urban environment, especially with Milan being one of the most polluted cities in Europe. Continue reading for more pictures.

The variety of plants and their characteristics produce humidity, absorb CO2 and dust particles, producing oxygen and protect the building from radiation and acoustic pollution. This not only improves the quality of living spaces, but gives way to dramatic energy savings year round.