Bosco Verticale

World’s smartest buildings: Bosco Verticale

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Alice Cruickshank

Literally translating as ‘vertical forest’, Milan’s Bosco Verticale exterior is covered with more than 900 trees, 5,000 shrubs and 11,000 floral plants, covering 96,000 sq ft of terraces.

World’s smartest buildings: Palazzo Italia, Milan

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Alice Cruickshank

According to the World Health Organisation, 9 out of 10 people living in urban spaces are exposed to unsafe levels of air pollution. An Italian cement company has come up with an ingenious, yet elegant solution: cladding that ‘eats’ smog.

World’s smartest buildings: Watson IoT HQ, Munich

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Alice Cruickshank

How can a technology company sell its Internet of Things innovations to companies on a global scale? Simple – they should operate from a workspace showcasing exactly what IoT systems have to offer.