The Bosco Verticale tower in Milan was awarded “2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide” by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
Designed by Italian architect Stefano Boeri, the building design was applauded for its “extraordinary implementation of vegetation at such scale and height,” CTBUH said in a statement, adding that “the building supplants traditional cladding materials with screens of greenery such that the plants act as an extension of the tower’s exterior envelope, creating a distinct microclimate.”
Boeri was recognized and given the award during the 14th Annual CTBUH International Best Tall Building Awards Symposium, Ceremony, and Dinner, held Nov. 12 at the Illinois Institute of Technology, in Chicago.
The residential towers were inaugurated in October 2014. Horticulturalists and botanists gave their input during the building’s design and construction process.
Bosco Verticale, which translates to vertical forest, was selected from the four 2015 regional winners: One World Trade Center in New York, CapitaGreen in Singapore, and the Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower in Abu Dhabi.
Another design by Boeri implementing a similar approach to the combination of greenery and a vertically built environment is La Tour des Cedres, a mixed-use tower which was recently approved by the city of Lausanne, Switzerland.