A to Z of Balconies – Milan in Italy

I came across this interesting high rise building in the business district of Milan.

It is called The Bosco Verticale or vertical forest and is the brainchild of Milanese architect Stefano Boeri and  uses more than twenty thousand trees and plants to adorn two high-rise buildings from top to bottom.

They certainly look good but their practical purpose is to absorb CO2 and help tackle city pollution.  It may be spectacular but it looks like a maintenance headache to me.

30 responses to “A to Z of Balconies – Milan in Italy

  1. Looks really interesting and I think this could be one way to have some greenery around…

    Thank you for sharing …

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  2. Didn’t Gavin Diarmud attempt something similar for the Chelsea Flower show one year? (I’ve probably misspelt his name 😦 )


  3. Looks great but I agree about the maintenance – without which the apartments would be pretty dark.

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  4. I wonder if they make the rooms inside feel like wooded retreats? You can always hope!


  5. Fascinating idea, all the same

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  6. Nice but the wrought iron window is a bit rusty ::)

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  7. That looks wonderful, much better than the normal high rise buildings.

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  8. I’ve seen it too and think it looks spectacular

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  9. Not if you’re on the top floors . . . you just sweep the dead leaves to the floors below . . . unless you’re on the first floor.

    Seriously, I’m not sure how the trees wouldn’t become root-bound and have their useful lives shortened. Not to mention trimming. Plus, consider bugs.

    I agree that while the idea may sound interesting, the application of it highlights the many problems.


  10. Looks good, but I don’t think I’d like to live there!


  11. Wow, that’s a one big Green House 😅


  12. It looks beautiful

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