The first Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) for social housing signed by Stefano Boeri Architetti will be in Eindhoven

Bosco Verticale, signed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, increases its success in Europe: it is arriving in the Netherlands, just in Eindhoven, at the behest of the society Sint-Trudo.

The so-called Trudo Vertical Forest will also be the first Vertical Forest for social housing, for public users and in particular for young couples.

Within its 19 floors and a total height of 75 meters, the skyscraper will include 125 housing units, with control prices on the rents, which will benefit from the presence of about 5.200 trees and plants of the most varied species.

"The Eindhoven skyscraper confirms the possibility of combining the great challenges of climate change with those of housing problems. Urban forestry is not just a need to improve cities’ environment in the world, but an opportunity to increase the living conditions of less well-off citizens", Stefano Boeri commented.

"Each apartment will have a surface area of less than 50 square meters and will have 1 tree, 20 bushes and more than 4 square meters of terrace" - Francesca Cesa Bianchi, Project Director at Stefano Boeri Architetti, added. "By means of prefabrication, the rationalization of some façade technical solutions and consequently the streamlining of resources, it will be the first prototype of Bosco Verticale for social housing".

For the design of the vegetal component of Trudo Vertical Forest, the Studio Laura Gatti, directed by the agronomist Laura Gatti (who collaborated in the project of Milan Vertical Forest), will work closely with DuPré Groenprojecten, in Helmond, and the Van den Berk nursery, in Sint-Oedenrode.

Social sustainability thus joins environmental sustainability in this project, which is now replicated in Nanjing, Utrecht, Tirana, Lausanne, Liuzhou and Paris.

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