1. Bosco Verticale
Created by Studio Boeri and led by star architect Stefano Boeri, the two plant- and tree-covered towers of the Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) are pleasing to both the eyes and the lungs. In an act of environmentally responsible urban design, around 800 trees and 15,000 plants (in total equivalent to a 20,000-sqm forest) have been planted on the cantilevered balconies that are spread across the high-rises at uneven intervals. The variety in plant life means that the façade is not just striking, but also ever-changing.