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

 
This greenery filled Beehive Tower for Heron Quay, London is a vertical farm inspired by the hexagonal forms of the honeycomb. Designed by Rory Newel & Lucy Richardson, the 220m high ‘Hive' is a place for green thumbs to reside and to cultivate all kinds of plants, especially edible ones. The structure features a number of sustainable systems such as an army of wind turbines that sits atop it and a rainwater collection system to water the crops within it.

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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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