Trudo Vertical Forest
A new social housing project in the Strijp-S area, Eindhoven
Architect: Stefano Boeri Architetti
Images: The Big Picture
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 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 mere ornamental elements.