The Italian architect Stefano Boeri (62) realizes its first project in Belgium. For the Antwerp urban expansion area New South he designed the Palazzo Verde.
Boeri was asked by the project developer Triple Living. He realizes an L-shaped residential building with fifty apartments. On all terraces there is green, there are three collective roof garden and a courtyard.
The district of New South will be given a ‘green character’. Half of the site, twelve acres, remains untouched for nature. There are over two thousand trees were planted.
To make this image in paint it is Stefano Boeri hired as architect. He was in 2014 famous with its Bosco Vertical in his hometown of Milan. Two residential towers of 110 and 76 metres high integrated he 900 trees and 15,000 shrubs. He was one of the founders of the ‘vertical city’.
Not everyone is so very positive about this concept. The roots of the plants are placed in shallow pits, so that the crops standing in a stress situation sit. But the name of Boeri was made.
Palazzo Verde is announced as the greenest building in Belgium. Boeri will be building 86 trees with 1,000 shrubs and 1,200 plants make. That purification 5 tons of CO2 per year. We could almost forget that he also with the glass and the concrete builds.
In New South are many well-known architects to work. Among them, Robbrecht and Daem, Vincent Van Duysen, the Danish CF Møller, and the Dutch KCAP Kees Christiaanse.