Bosco Verticale

From afar, Bosco Verticale in Milan, Italy looks like a normal building, but get closer? You’ll see it doubles as a vertical forest. That’s right, each building has the capacity to hold, in amount of trees, shrubs and ground cover plants, an area equal to 10,000-square-meters of forest, including 480 large / medium size trees, 250 small size trees, 11,000 groundcover plants and 5,000 shrubs. Greywater recycling is used to water vegetation, and an integrated photovoltaic panel system will provide power. Continue reading for a video and more information.

“In terms of population, each tower supports the equivalent population of an area of single family dwellings of nearly 50,000 sqm. The smallest apartment is 65 sqm and includes a small woodland terrace. The largest apartment is around 450 sqm with a terrace of around 80 sqm,” reports Inhabitat.