Milan (Italy). New sustainable architectures for the EXPO 2015 city: Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) is an innovative concept of residential towers, with trees along the facade mitigating smog, producing oxygen, moderating the apartments’ temperatures all along the building (both in the winter and summer) and attenuating noises.
Architecture lovers (and not only them!) should come to Milan and observe this wonderful example of urban sustainability: I believe that this is the way, and that sooner or later we will be able to cultivate fruits and vegetables in highly technological vertical farms. The “Bosco Verticale” skyscraper has been winning several prizes since its opening, and is now a landmark in the new skyline of Milan. Beauty, efficiency and sustainability together in the same concept!
The only downside: apartments here are very expensive!