Bosco Verticale, one of the 50 most iconic skyscrapers of the last 50 years. The interior surfaces? Designed by Lea Ceramiche
New recognition from the “Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat”, a non-profit organization devoted to sustainable urban design, which already in 2015 named the green towers of Porta Nuova one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. Designed by Boeri, Barreca and La Varra, its interiors are covered with Lea Ceramiche surfaces.
Among the most symbolic skyscrapers built in the last 50 years, Bosco Verticale, built in Milan in 2014, is part of one of the city’s most radical urban redevelopment projects. The skyscraper, designed and planned by Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca and Giovanni La Varra) and built and managed by Coima, consists of two 110 and 76-metre-high towers, whose façades house 711 trees, 5,000 large shrubs and 15,000 perennial and hanging plants, covering an area equivalent to two hectares of forestation.
Bosco Verticale, which is considered to be one of the tall buildings that has contributed the most to the local area and urban community, has represented, since its construction, a model for all subsequently designed buildings that feature vegetation integrated in their architectural structure.
An innovative and experimental project, since the early design stages Bosco Verticale has been a challenge that Lea Ceramiche, together with Panariagroup, faced by offering its natural tendency to experiment with different styles and codes to create a dialogue between the ceramic material with the architecture and interior. This has resulted in environments in which large thin slabs with a thickness of just 3.5 mm have been used to cover the interiors. Created with a technology that involves, in comparison to traditional stoneware, considerably lower consumption of raw materials, water and energy, as well as lower emissions of pollutants and CO2, Lea Ceramiche tiles have thus become a key element of a building that is not only one of the most sustainable in the world, but also one of the most beautiful.