The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat promoted by Illinois Institute of Chicago has awarded Bosco Verticale as the most beautiful and innovative skyscraper of the world, beating the One World Trade Center of New York.
Designed and planned by Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca, and Giovanni La Varra) and managed by COIMA SGR, Bosco Verticale is located in Porta Nuova, one of the most prestigious city centre mixed-use developments in Europe.
Stefano Boeri, the architect behind Bosco Verticale said: “I’m very happy for Milan and Italy, that could see today in Bosco Verticale the symbol of its recovery, and I’m glad also for the Italian culture and architecture that confirm that their great innovation moment”
The prize was awarded because Bosco Verticale is an unprecendenteed idea in its deployment of greenery at such scale and height. The building’s intensive ‘living façade’ incorporating numerous trees and more than 90 species of vegetation, is an active interface to the surrounding environment. The scheme is exceptional because the plants act as an extension of the tower’s exterior envelope.