Spectacular impulse for a healthy city
Vertical Forest in Eindhoven
Housing corporation Sint-Trudo is going to build a 75 meters-high green overgrown residential building with 125 rented lofts at Strijp-S in Eindhoven. The 'Trudo Vertical Forest' is designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti in co-creation with Inbo and Studio Laura Gatti. At least 125 trees and 5200 shrubs and plants of 70 different species will be planted on the tower. Together they will form a green ecosystem that fights against air pollution. Not unimportant considering that within 10 years 60% of the world's population will live in cities, and that the extreme densification and concentration of CO2 production that this entails has major consequences for the biodiversity and air quality in the city.
With the absorption of around 50,000 kilos of CO2 annually, this oasis of green not only claims a prominent place in the city, but also adds special values to its surroundings in various ways. The building shows that the fight against the shortage of affordable housing can go hand in hand with the realization of greater biodiversity and a healthy and cheerful environment. And that it can look spectacular as well.
The design for the green 'Trudo Vertical Forest' was approved at the end of last year by the Committee for Spatial Quality of the Municipality of Eindhoven and by supervisor West 8. At the moment, together with Stam + De Koning Bouw, we are working hard on the complex technical development. In this innovative project trees presence is an essential element of the architecture, which characterizes a new relationship between city, people and nature. The construction starts this fall.
More information: Aron Bogers