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MAPEI profiles enhance the Bosco Verticale in Milan, Italy

February 16, 2024

MAPEI Cerfix Proangle Q profiles put the finishing touch on the Bosco Verticale

Inaugurated in 2014, Milan’s Bosco Verticale (Italian for “vertical forest”) is an ambitious metropolitan project that combines reforestation with highrise housing. The innovative, eco-friendly initiative saw the construction of two residential towers in the city’s historic Isola district, featuring more than 2,000 shrubs and tall trees.  

The mission of the project, from the time of construction to the present day, has remained the same: to increase eco-diversity through the vertical densification of nature. The complex was designed by Studio Boeri (Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca and Giovanni La Varra), with the aim of enhancing the livability of the area’s micro-climate.

The two towers are of different heights: 381 feet (116 m) and 276 feet (84 m) tall. Their presence colors the city skyline and also promotes sustainability by absorbing carbon dioxide and generating oxygen in an urban area of dense traffic.


MAPEI profiles added flair to a highly sustainable project

The same attention to detail was employed within the interiors of the two towers as with the exteriors. Thin-set tiles made by Lea Ceramiche and Cotto d’Este were selected for the bathrooms, and teamed with Cerfix Proangle Q, ZQTMN/45 brushed aluminium profiles with bright satin titanium finish by MAPEI.

These finishing elements are highly functional, protecting the external edges of ceramic tile coverings, while also providing an elegant overlay to hide the rough 45-degree angled cut in the tile edge. 



Founded in 1937 in Milan, MAPEI is now one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemical products for the building industry and has contributed to the construction of some of the most important architectural and infrastructure works worldwide. With 102 subsidiaries operating in 57 countries and 90 manufacturing plants in 35 nations, MAPEI Group employs about 11,900 staff worldwide. The foundations for the success of the company are specialization, internationalization, research & development, and sustainability.

 Headquartered in Deerfield Beach (Florida), MAPEI North America consists of the subsidiaries MAPEI Corporation (for the USA), MAPEI Inc. (for Canada) and MAPEI Caribe (for Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands), whose 28 facilities collectively have a workforce of about 1,800 employees. MAPEI facilities have been certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 quality standards. An environmentally conscious manufacturer that reinvests 5% of its revenue into R&D, MAPEI offers training for architects, contractors, installers and distributors through the MAPEI Technical Institute. For more about MAPEI, visit or call 1-800-42-MAPEI (1-800-426-2734).


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