Bio Smart City
— Plant Intelligence
In the beginning, the image of Milan was revolutionized by the Vertical Forest. The many awards that Boeri won for it led the architect to invest in new collaborations with botanists around the world. “Houses for plants inhabited by humans” would have quickly conquered the planet in a less elitist and increasingly sustainable direction. In Lausanne the Tower of the Cedars, in Paris The Fort Blanche, in Antwerp the Green Palace, in Canada the Wonderwoods and the first social housing experiment in Eindhoven: the Trudo Vertical Forest.
Today the geometry of green has changed, from horizontal to vertical, but what is changing most is the relationship between man and nature, artificial-natural and internal-external architecture.
Green is no longer a decoration, but an integrated and technological functional element, selected with a logic linked to biology and biodiversity. It is nature that designs projects, often completely different within the same country. Because Nanjing has the temperatures of Berlin and therefore conifers, while Guizhou has a tropical climate, and therefore palms.