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2012 offered many architectural talking points, from Renzo Piano’s pointy Shard in London to K2S’s small but perfectly formed wooden Chapel of Silence in Helsinki; 2013 promises even more. Here are seven projects completing this year that will steal the headlines.

Development, Society, Urbanism

1. Bosco Verticale

Milan, Italy

Firm: Boeri studio Completes in summer

Stefano Boeri’s Vertical Forest looks like one of those eco concepts that stands no chance of ever getting built, but this one is the real McCoy. A project for metropolitan reforestation, these apartment blocks stand 110 metres and 76 metres tall in the central neighbourhood of Isola. Along with a host of shrubs and flowers they will house 900 trees, equating to 10,000 sq m of forest.

2. Park Hill Estate

Sheffield, UK

Firm: HawkinsBrown and Studio Egret West…


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