“In those months in 2007, I was in the initial stages of the two tower project in the centre of Milan and just like that – this is how the strangest, most interesting ideas arrive, unexpectedly and swiftly – I thought of something that was more of a reaction to the prevailing trend, two organic towers, not covered with glass, but with leaves instead. Leaves from plants and shrubs, but mostly from trees. Two towers covered with life.”
Stefano Boeri speaks about the project that has since become, even before it was finished, one of Milan’s most emblematic buildings. An attempt to introduce a concept to architecture that, until now, has been completely disconnected: biodiversity.