It’s not a coincidence that the newest park in Milan is called La Biblioteca degli alberi, in fact it literally is a collection of thousands of plants and trees – a true library, if you will.
This park was designed by Dutch designer Petra Blaisse and inaugurated in late 2018. About a year ago, I was lucky enough to be able to go up to the 27th floor of the Diamond Tower, the BNP Paribas headquarters: works for the park were almost done at the time and this is the picture that I took that day.
What is so special about this park though? Together with the celebrated Bosco Verticale, the pair of residential towers that have plants and trees on-each-darn-balcony, the Biblioteca degli alberi represents a new model for greener cities. It’s both family-friendly and dog-friendly and has several different areas and itineraries, like a real botanical garden.
Our challenge nowadays is to preserve nature and look forward to the future, and parks are a perfect starting point to reconnect man to our Earth.
The Biblioteca degli alberi is just the first of many reforestation projects that Milan is developing: Milan has a very strong go-green attitude and this Library is a witness to that. I think the reason why this park means a lot to me is exactly because I was able to see it from a different perspective, which would be my personal goal in experiencing life. Come read Milan’s trees!