Bosco Verticale, Milan, Italy
Bosco Verticale means ‘vertical forest’. The building complex consisting of two residential buildings with a height of 87 m (19 floors) and 119 m (27 floors), respectively, was completed in November 2014. 800 trees, 5,000 shrubs and another 14,000 plants grow on the balconies and form a green surface of 10,000 square metres.
The towers have a classically symmetrical shape and a black facade with a high proportion of glass. The striking balconies protruding from the facade appear like left open drawers.
The houses were designed by the architects Boeri Studio and the builder Manfredi Catella. Their work was awarded the International Highrise Award 2014. The prize is endowed with 50,000 Euro and, since 2004, awarded every two years by the city of Frankfurt am Main together with Deutsches Architekturmuseum (German museum of architecture) and DekaBank.
We delivered to the Italian company Metra, fabricator of extruded aluminium windows and doors, the hardware for 6 m wide floor-to-ceiling Lift&Slide elements with a sliding-sash weight of 250 kg for a total of 113 flats.