Following the success of the Vertical Forests, the new project develops around a century-old elm
The name Stefano Boeri Architetti’s new project is Bosconavigli. It will be symbolically built around a centuries-old elm tree in the area of the village of San Cristoforo on the Naviglio Grande. On the ground there will be 3,000 square meters of green area and almost 1,000 of them will be hosted on the building. The residents of the 90 flats available will enjoy being surrounded by 170 trees, 8,000 shrubs of 60 different plant species. This quantity of greenery is expected to absorb over 23,000 kilograms of CO2 per year.
Its aim is to change Milan’s urban landscape and establish a sense of continuity between the Tortona-Porta Genova area through a vision capable of enhancing the scenery of this urban area. The design recalls a traditional Lombard courtyard house perfectly organized to stimulate the dynamic use of public and private spaces. The building will develop around an open courtyard with an ascending spiral extending towards the south in the direction of a large garden. While the three main façades will boast an alternating system of balconies designed to accommodate the plants and bushy trees.
The design recalls a traditional Lombard courtyard house perfectly organized to stimulate the dynamic use of public and private spaces
Particular attention has been paid to the technological systems linked to energy and environmental sustainability. These feature solar and photovoltaic panels covering the entire roof and rainwater and geothermal energy collection systems designed to make the whole building as high performance and welcoming as possible. The design of the loggias has also been thought to provide protection from summer sunlight while facilitating the entry of diffused sunlight into the rooms during the colder months. The entire architectural structure will allow users to interact with spaces characterized by public and private greenery, with systems of loggias, tree-lined terraces, and communal collective spaces.
Ilona Catani Scarlett