Garden Talks: Vertical Forests

Garden Talks: Vertical Forests




18:00 – 18:45


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Online Event

With: Museum of Finnish Architecture

In the Garden Talks series, we hear different perspectives on gardens, told by a versatile experts of different fields: Can gardens be political? How do urban gardens affect our quality of life? What is the importance of food growing in home gardens in the future?

Trudo Vertical Forest Eindhoven
Tuesday 30 January 2023 at 18–18:45, online
In English, Register here

In January’s online event, we get to know the Trudo Tower in the Netherlands, designed by Stefano Boeri. The speakers will be agronomist and landscape designer Laura Gatti and Jarno van Veelen from Kekkila-BVB Landscaping. Arja-Liisa Kaasinen, Head of Collaboration & Engagement of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, will lead the discussion.

In the context of Stefano Boeri Architetti‘s vision for a new architecture of biodiversity, Trudo Vertical Forest applies the Vertical Forest model to social housing for the first time. Designed to accommodate mainly low-income users – such as young professionals and students – the tower in Eindhoven houses flats with low rents but high living quality. The complex vision of “living” coexistence between man and other species is thus amplified in the project into a dual challenge: the possibility of combining the great challenge of the environmental crisis with the urgent need for affordable housing in contemporary cities.


Laura Gatti
Agronomist, Landscape Consultant and Landscape Designer Laura Gatti is specialized in horticultural advisory, tree care, tree management plans, and soil consultancy, with unique skills and experiences in restoring historical sites and green integrated with built environments (green roofs, green walls, hanging gardens, nature-based solutions for rainwater management). Founder and first president of the Italian Society of Arboriculture. Adjunct professor in the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Milan since 2005.

Jarno van Veelen, photo: Kekkilä BVB
Jarno van Veelen from Kekkila-BVB Landscaping department is a European Tree Technician specialized in green roof concepts. He is also experienced with underground growth sites for trees and other planting in an urban environment. He is familiar with policy advice, technical substantive data for growth sites and civil technical applications.

The online event will be held on Zoom, and the link will be sent to those who have registered. Register here.

Together with Kekkilä and Fiskars

Tue 30 Jan 2024 18:00 – 18:45


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Korkeavuorenkatu 23,
00130 Helsinki