Gallery: Beehive Tower is a Honeycomb Inspired Vertical Farm for London

 
The tower's hexagonal mega structural lattice contains greenhouse spaces that also serve as a place for people to meet and socialize.

The aim of the Beehive Tower is to provide the Canary Wharf community of city dwellers a place to garden and live. The tower’s hexagonal mega structural lattice contains greenhouse spaces that also serve as a place for people to meet and socialize. Each hexagon is 8 stories high and contains 8 duplex apartments. A number of the hex cavities are dedicated to gardening and face in different directions so that each element gets a fair share of sun.

Atop the tower, fourteen Quiet Revolution QR12 turbines collect enough wind to generate 420,000kWh a year. In addition, rainwater collection and permaculture systems would make the watering needs of the tower sustainable.

Via CTBUH

Images © CTBUH

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  1. oasys November 10, 2011 at 9:52 am

    To bee or not to bee ! :-)

  2. Great Glass House Swell... November 1, 2010 at 10:02 am

    [...] achieve the best levels of temperature, humidity and air movement. Most of the heat needed for the greenhouse comes from a biomass boiler which is a lot cleaner compared to fossil fuels. And because the plants [...]

  3. greenwin October 26, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Not attractive in the least – unless your a be.

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