This amazing vertical farm recently took first place in the recent HP Skyline 2020 Competition to reinvent India's skyline. Dubbed "The City and the Skyline", the project responds to the growing crises of water, housing, food and energy. The multi-tiered self-sufficient vertical farm is composed of modular housing units that can be added as needed. The competition yielded some truly noteworthy designs that challenge our traditional notions of what a skyline is supposed to look like. Click through the gallery to see our other favorite entries!
Jurors for the competition included Christopher Charles Beninger, Patrik Schumacher, Sen Kapadia, and Hirante Welandawe. The competition launched in April of 2010 and garnered over 300 entries. The National Winner of the competition received a HP Workstation and a HP Large Format Designjet Printer, while the four zonal winners received a printer.
The national winner of the competition was “City and the Skyline” by Anto Gloren and Sayali Athale of Pune, India. Their concept is a vertical farm composed of a series of modular houses, each topped with a green roof for growing produce. Its comprehensive sustainable strategy and ability to organically grow as needed set the design apart from the rest.