This building tackles the double crisis of biodiversity and affordable housing in one elegant, impactful stroke!
Seven years after the inauguration of the world-famous Bosco Verticale in Milan, the very first social housing Vertical Forest in the world was built in Eindhoven, the Netherlands – the Trudo Vertical Forest. A 19-storey residential tower (70 meters high) with 135 trees of various species on each of its four facades – along with 10,000 shrubs and other small plants – the Trudo Vertical Forest hosts 125 affordable apartments designed to accommodate primarily low-income users, especially young couples.
“Ultimately, everything in this project was new, both for us and for Stefano Boeri and Stam + De Koning. This takes a lot of guts and experimentation to find out how to make this dream come true. I think that with the Trudo Toren we have been able to make a statement regarding the current construction situation in the Netherlands,” said Aron Bogers, director at Inbo.
Going even further, a green project group was set up at an early stage for the ambitious project. With the input of expertise from various disciplines, these #buildingheroes jointly set up various tests, discussed suitable tree species and trees were prepared early for on-site regrowth. The many inspiring stakeholders involved in the project focussed on generating a new green habitat within the metropolitan environment for the development of biodiversity. A real ecosystem with over 70 unique plant species, capable of counteracting air pollution, absorbing CO2 and dust, is an expression of a new design paradigm in which vegetation becomes an integral part of architectural language
A true team effort made possible only by the collaboration of forward thinkers!
Trudo Francesca Cesa Bianchi Paolo Russo Giulia Chiatante Lorenzo Masotto Elisa Versari Reynaers Aluminium Nederland Laura Gatti Van den Berk Nurseries Thieu Pije Arno van Tilburg
: paolo rosselli
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