Lea Ceramiche is happy and proud to have participated in the Bosco Verticale project, designed by Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca e Giovanni La Varra).
The Bosco Verticale is a model of a sustainable residential building and an urban reforestation project which contributes to renewing the environment and biodiversity of cities while avoiding the excessive negative impact on surrounding territories that uncontrolled urban expansion causes. The two residential towers, 110m and 76m high, have 900 trees (each three, six, or nine meters tall) and more than 2,000 plants, including a wide range of shrubs and flowering plants, distributed on the facades of the two buildings according to their exposure to the sun. The buildings, covered in hanging gardens, were designed to fully respect standards of sustainability and to provide residents the utmost in comfort.
The vegetation of the Bosco Verticale facilitates the development of a micro-climate, generates humidity, absorbs molecules of CO2 and dust and produces oxygen, and improves the environmental characteristics of the building.
Products by Lea Ceramiche cover the interior spaces and are in line with the project’s environmentally sustainable vision. Two collections were used:
Slimtech Basaltina: an innovative product, only 3.5mm thick. Compared to traditional porcelain, the technology used entails a major reduction in the consumption of raw materials, water, and energy, and in the emission of pollutants and of CO2 during firing.
The sixth episode of the BBC Planet Earth series, airing 23 March on Rete4, focuses on the Bosco Verticale [Vertical Forest], the project conceived by the Boeri, Barreca, and La Varra studio and since become one of the symbols of Milan, in which Lea Ceramiche products have been used for the flooring of the interior spaces.