GeberitThe Swiss group, the leader in hydraulics, has contributed to the "Vertical Forest" by Stefano Boeri for new buildings in Milan Porta Nuova (Via de Castillia) signed with the architects Gianandrea Barreca and Giovanni La Varra. In a structure in which the water plays a fundamental role the team led by Boeri chose Geberit for the engineering of hydraulic. The team of consultants Geberit has in fact supported the planners in identifying the most appropriate solutions, including, for example, the system Geberit Mepla, that combining metal and plastic sheath guarantees -accanto ease of pipelay perfect hygiene, in line with more recent directives on drinking water DM174.
Among the technological innovations system of polyethylene pipes Geberit PEThe top of the range in terms of durability and resistance to exhaust systems; the special pants Geberit sovent to mix the water from the branches with the column, limiting the speed of the fall in order to avoid any possible flow and allow for proper ventilation of the pipes.
Additionally in every bathroom has been installed with Geberit concealed cistern control plate Bolero saving water. The patent Geberit's dual flush button makes it possible to literally halve water consumption. An important detail that has helped make the Vertical Forest a pilot project for the pre-certification LEED linked to reducing the environmental impact of buildings.
Designed by Stefano Boeri, the two towers of 80 and 112 meters hosting the consideration of 10.000 square meters of forest, ie 730 trees, 11.000 between perennials and ground cover and shrubs 5.000. At each floor of the building, arranged in terracing, the trees are distributed and oriented so as to ensure the shaft the most suitable exposure. The vertical forest filters out fine particles and lowers the temperature in the summer, reducing the impact of solar radiation and mitigating noise pollution.