Bosco Verticale Wins 2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide

Bosco Verticale has won the prestigious title of 2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide.

Boeri Studio, the architects of the well known Italian project received their award on 12 November at the Crown Hall, designed by Mies Van der Rohe, from the Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat, promoted by the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

Despite being up against truly world-class competition, the iconic skyscraper won the award ahead of the One World Trade Center in New York, followed by the CapitaGreen in Singapore and the Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower in Abu Dhabi.

Located in the Porta Nuova Isola district of Milan, Bosco Verticale had already won several major prizes, such as the International Highrise Award 2014 in Frankfurt, and second place in the Emporis Skyscraper Award.

Made using over 13,000 square metres of exceptionally large-format porcelain tile by Cotto D'Este, the building combines environmental sustainability with high-quality interior space, and striking aesthetic impact.

The deciding factor that prompted the jury to award first place to the project by Boeri, Barreca and La Varra, was the innovative vertical arrangement of the vegetation, in the form of almost 800 trees for a total surface area of over 20,000 sq.m, and its eco-friendly character, due to the fact that the leaves are capable of improving local air quality by absorbing fine particulate and CO2.