One of the 50 most iconic skyscrapers of the last 50 years features Panariagroup’s outstanding ceramic coverings. Bosco Verticale is a star of world architecture once again.

New recognition from the “Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat”, a non-profit organization devoted to sustainable urban design, which already in 2015 named the green towers of Porta Nuova one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. Designed by Boeri, Barreca and La Varra, it was created with Panariagroup’s ceramic surfaces.

 

Among the most symbolic skyscrapers built in the last 50 years, Bosco Verticale, built in Milan in 2014, is part of one of the city’s most radical urban redevelopment projects. The skyscraper, designed and planned by Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca and Giovanni La Varra) and built and managed by Coima, consists of two 110 and 76-metre-high towers, whose façades house 711 trees, 5,000 large shrubs and 15,000 perennial and hanging plants, covering an area equivalent to two hectares of forestation.

 

Bosco Verticale, which is considered to be one of the tall buildings that has contributed the most to the local area and urban community, has represented, since its construction, a model for all subsequently designed buildings that feature vegetation integrated in their architectural structure.

 

An innovative and experimental project, since the early design stages Bosco Verticale has been a challenge that Panariagroup was able to rise to by providing surfaces by its most prestigious brands: Cotto d’Este and Lea Ceramiche.

 

The façade and balconies that define the exterior are made with Cotto d’Este 14 mm extra-thick porcelain stoneware, the result of a unique production technology: pressed 3 times and cooked at 1230° for over 90 minutes, the product boasts outstanding characteristics, technical performance and beauty.

 

Lea Ceramiche’s surfaces cover the interiors and are in keeping with the project’s eco-friendly focus. The large slabs laid indoors, which are just 3.5 mm-thick, are made with a technology that involves, in comparison to traditional stoneware, considerably lower consumption of raw materials, water and energy, as well as lower emissions of pollutants and CO2.

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