The residential highrise Bosco Verticale in Milan/Italy has won the International Highrise Award (IHP) 2014 for the world’s most innovative highrise. Bosco Verticale wasdesigned by Boeri Studio and Barreca & La Varra, and developed by Hines Italia. Choosing for the Bosco Verticale, the IHP 2014 awarded a project that blazes the trail for greened highrises and can be considered a prototype for the cities of tomorrow.
This year’s winner convinced the jury at several levels: The two greened residential highrises are based on simple rectangular footprints and differ in height, the one being 19, the other 27 stories high (80 and 112 meters respectively). Each of the 113 apartments in total is equipped with at least one balcony, which resembles a small garden or a small forest: several hundred trees, along with bushes and shrubs cover the facade. The plants ensure a natural climate in the apartments and provide outstanding residential conditions.
Photo Kirsten Bucher | Via IHP