Archinect - News 2017-07-26T16:51:53-04:00 Stefano Boeri to Build Asia's First "Vertical Forest" Nicholas Korody 2017-02-03T12:25:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T22:22:48-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Nanjing Green Towers designed by Stefano Boeri will become the first &ldquo;Vertical Forest&rdquo; built in Asia, according to a press release. Following the prototype of towers built in Milan, the two towers designed for Nanjing Pukou District comprise the &ldquo;interchange of green tanks and balconies&rdquo;.</p><p>600 tall trees, 500 medium-sized trees, and 2,500 plants and shrubs will cover the fa&ccedil;ade. It is, according to the architects, a &ldquo;real vertical forest&rdquo; capable of regenerating local biodiversity. The building will capture 25 tons of CO2 per year and produce about 60kg of oxygen per day.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The first tower&mdash;the taller of the two&mdash;will include a museum, a &ldquo;green architecture&rdquo; school and a private club. The second tower, which is 108 meters tall, will contain a Hyatt Hotel with a rooftop pool.&nbsp;</p><p>As an essay by Mark Minkjan for <em>Failed Architecture </em>once noted, these sort of green towers &ldquo;never come to look as lavish as they are projected&rdquo;. Plants have trouble surviving the smog and high winds present at such...</p> Boeri Studio wins over OMA, Jean Nouvel, and Steven Holl for International Highrise Award 2014 Justine Testado 2014-11-25T18:05:00-05:00 >2014-11-25T18:15:48-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now in its sixth year, the International Highrise Award 2014 went to Bosco Verticale in Milan, Italy by Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri Architetti and Barreca &amp; La Varra) with developer Hines Italia SGR. The biennial award recognizes high-rise towers around the world that are considered to best combine exterior + interior, sustainable, and social aspects. Buildings had to be at least 100 meters tall and commissioned within the last two years.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>WINNER OF INTERNATIONAL HIGHRISE AWARD 2014:</strong> <strong>"Bosco Verticale"</strong><br>by Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri Architetti and Barreca &amp; La Varra)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Related: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boeri Studio's Bosco Verticale in Milan makes the forest tower fantasy a reality</a></p><p><strong>SHORTLISTED FINALISTS:<br><br>&ldquo;De Rotterdam&rdquo;</strong> by Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>&ldquo;One Central Park&rdquo; </strong>by Ateliers Jean Nouvel</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>&ldquo;Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel&rdquo;</strong> by Ateliers Jean Nouvel</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Sliced Porosity Block</strong> by Steven Holl Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>More photos and other details on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> World's First Vertical Forest Will Open This Year in Milan DianePham 2013-01-10T10:05:00-05:00 >2013-01-14T20:18:59-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in 2011 we reported on the Bosco Verticale &mdash; a new superstructure designed to bring the world's first vertical forest to Milan, Italy. While many were skeptical when it came to the feasibility of construction, Boeri Studio reports that the structure is certainly more than just a fantasy - in fact it's well on its way to being completed this year.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The age of flower towers Archinect 2011-10-10T20:54:39-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="566" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects are tackling the problems of the concrete jungle with ambitious schemes using green technology to grow forests in the sky</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>