Proposals have been submitted to revamp Milan

By Catherine Sturman
Home to a vertical forest which is nearing completion, Milan is coming on in leaps and bounds to transform into a green city amidst an ever-growing popu...

Home to a vertical forest which is nearing completion, Milan is coming on in leaps and bounds to transform into a green city amidst an ever-growing population. Stefano Boeri, along with five other architects are increasingly aiming to unveil proposals to transform disused railways into green spaces and new housing, creating a sustainable space and vision for the future.

Boeri’s reforestation proposal incorporates seven rail yards which are currently unused and embed parks, cycle paths and forest space within the project, creating a new communal area for the city to enjoy and improve quality of life, whilst 10 percent of the area would be reserved for housing accommodation and public services, such as libraries and schooling facilities.

Boeri has stated, “the remaining 10 percent could be employed to build high density urban areas that will host all those facilities Milan’s districts now lack of: especially young professional housings and student hotels, but also cultural services and people support areas (libraries, clinics, kindergartens), social and market housing.”

The plans also embed strong infrastructure links, with the extension of Milan’s transportation system, the MM6, in addition to underground links. Named Green River, it is widely thought that the project would help the production of over two thousand tonnes of oxygen and sufficient reduction in pollution and energy consumption.

For further information: Green River, Milan

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