EINDHOVEN’S NEW TRUDO VERTICAL FOREST IS AN AFFORDABLE SOCIAL HOUSING INITIATIVE
The Netherlands has just finished planting 125 trees in its first Vertical Forest in preparation for the new residents to move in next month. What makes Trudo Toren (Trudo Tower) even more special is that it comprises 125 small apartments (of approximately 50m2 each) that are affordable, as the scheme is a social housing project. Trudo is the name of the housing association in Eindhoven behind the project, with architecture by vertical forest pioneer Stefan Boeri Architetti.
TRUDO TOREN: THE LAST TREE
On 2 June, the last tree was planted on the facade of the green Trudo Tower. This months-long operation was carried out with great care by Du Pré green projects and Stam en de Koning.
All trees and plants have been selected thanks to a collaboration between Laura Gatti (Italian botanist), Dupré and tree nursery Van de Berk in Sint-Oedenrode.
A wonderful collaboration between different companies with the same goal: promoting biodiversity in metropolitan areas. The 125 trees and 5,200 shrubs and plants annually absorb 50,000 kilos of co2 and produce 13,750 kilos of oxygen. The first bird’s nest has already been spotted. Everyone involved is very curious to see what the Trudo Tower will look like during the four seasons.
A fine example of Supporting People: 125 affordable, beautiful and sustainable rental homes in one of the most attractive and lively places in Eindhoven!