The Trudo Vertical Forest will be the first Vertical Forest adopted by a social housing project. It is therefore destined for use by low-income social groups, particularly young people with an urban lifestyle. The 19 floors of the Tower will house apartments rented out at affordable rates and graced by balconies with hundreds of trees and plants in a wide variety of species.
“The high-rise building of Eindhoven confirms that it is possible to combine the great challenges of climate change with those of housing shortages. Urban forestry is not only necessary to improve the environment of the world’s cities but also an opportunity to improve the living conditions of less fortunate city dwellers”, declares Stefano Boeri. The Client, Sint-Trudo, has been immensely keen on the construction of this building, which will have 125 social housing units. The Trudo Vertical Forest Tower will be a 75-meter skyscraper whose facade will provide a home to 125 trees, 5,200 shrubs and plants.
It will create a green habitat in the metropolitan environment to facilitate the development of biodiversity, an authentic eco-system with over 70 different plant species able to counteract atmospheric pollution, thanks to the capacity of trees to absorb over 50 tons of carbon dioxide every year. The particular characteristic of the buildings in the Vertical Forest family is that of conceiving vegetation and living nature as actual cornerstones of the architectural projects, rather than p. 1 mere ornamental elements. Source by Stefano Boeri Architetti.
- Location: Strijp-S, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
- Architect: Stefano Boeri Architetti
- Project Director: Francesca Cesa Bianchi
- Project Leader: Paolo Russo
- Project Team: Giulia Chiatante; Elisa Versari
- Project Coordinator: Aron Bogers
- Landscape consultant: Studio Laura Gatti
- Façade consultant: SCE Project
- Structure: Adviesbureau Tielemans
- MEP Engineer: Ten Hooven
- Landscape contractor: Dupre
- General contractor: Stam + De Koning
- Client: Sint Trudo
- Visualization: The Big Picture Visual
- Year: 2018
- Images: Courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti
Article by Marco Rinaldi