Stefano Boeri Unveils Plans for "Vertical Forest" Tower in Switzerland

  • 2015-11-10
  • Dezeen magazine

Italian architect Stefano Boeri has revealed designs for a plant-covered 36-storey tower in Lausanne, Switzerland, continuing the "vertical forest" concept he trialled with a pair of towers in Milan.

The predominantly residential 117-metre-tall building will contain apartments ranging in size from two to five bedrooms, as well as offices, a gym and a panoramic restaurant on its top floor.

Renderings released by Boeri's Milan studio today show facades comprising projecting terraces that are faced with reinforced concrete panels.

The roofs of these boxes accommodate plants including the coniferous trees that give the project its name, La Tour des Cedres, or The Cedar Trees Tower.

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