Gallery: Amazing Skyscraper Farm for Vancouver

 

Vertical farms are one of our favorite future-forward concepts for creating sustainable cities. Providing locally-grown produce and food will not only help us reduce our carbon emissions significantly, but also help us become healthier. Romses Architects recently came up with an amazing concept for a vertical farm in Vancouver as part of the City’s 2030 Challenge. Complete with a tower for growing fruits and vegetables, a livestock grazing plane, a boutique dairy farm, commercial space, transit lines, renewable energy and more, the Harvest Green Tower has the potential to be a food growing, energy producing, living, breathing sustainable transit hub.

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4 Comments

  1. ethicsblogger June 17, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    What is the total number of hectares dedicated to agriculture, here, and how much food could it produce per year? That seems to be a crucial question….
    Pretty, though!

    Chris MacDonald
    BusinessEthicsBlog.com

  2. oiMikey February 7, 2011 at 7:28 am

    i don’t fancy the idea of living with chickens & livestock and the smell they create.

  3. xendlessxurbiax March 1, 2010 at 9:47 am

    I think there needs to be a greater understanding in the designers’ part regarding the way these plants can be grown with agricultural systems that work hand-in-hand with the building’s mechanical systems. Most of these vertical farm designs are still conceptual and would require enormous investments. That being said, I really enjoy looking at these designs online, but I just want to see more diagrams of the agri-building systems working together. Something more than “this is where the black water gets recycled and this shaft carries grey water.” I applaud these designers for their efforts nonetheless, it will help future vertical farm architects with real projects.

  4. PEdantic Grouch May 11, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Why aren\’t the wind turbines on the top of the tower? There\’s a reason why wind turbines are on towers — there really is more and better (less turbulent) wind up there.

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