Working to regenerate the surrounding environment, an expansive urban forest will be integrated into the latest residential development by Stefano Boeri Architetti in Treviso, Italy.
Stefano Boeri Architetti has planned for a series of three residences to be permeated by an urban forest, titled Cà Delle Alzaie, to be constructed in Treviso. The facades of the residences will be integrated with a large quantity of lush vegetation, including both trees and shrubs. The research and design of the project by Stefano Boeri focuses on contributing to the environmental regeneration of the site. While the three structures are completely surrounded by a private garden, they establish a direct relationship with the river through a public pathway, which also connects to a road that leads directly to the heart of the historic city centre.
Stefano Boeri Architetti will orient the buildings, each seven floors high, so as to guarantee privacy and optimise sun exposure towards the south, and reduce the need for energy consumption. The daytime programming faces toward the river to the south, while the nighttime areas face north. The foliage on the building façades serves as a visual reference to the riparian forest that lies across the river and will connect the spaces together. The southern façade will be defined by a series of continuous terraces, separated by vertical elements that hold the series of plantings. Each apartment enjoys access to a terrace and can benefit from the shade of at least one tree, allowing the residents to be surrounded by nature.
“Three small buildings on the river bank host 120 trees and 400 bushes on their façades, which on their own are able to produce more than 2.7 tons of oxygen per year,” explains Stefano Boeri.
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