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Beehive Tower is a Honeycomb Inspired Vertical Farm for London

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On October 25, 2010 @ 9:52 am In Architecture,Environment,Green Roof,Wind Power | 3 Comments

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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 [2] 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 [3] to generate 420,000kWh a year. In addition, rainwater collection and permaculture systems would make the watering needs of the tower sustainable.

Via CTBUH [4]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/10/beehive-tower-3.jpg

[2] mega structural lattice: http://inhabitat.com/2010/10/11/spiral-garden-is-a-lacy-mesh-vertical-farm-for-the-city/

[3] wind: http://www.energy/wind

[4] CTBUH: http://www.ctbuh.org/Research/DesignResearch/Nottingham/200708TallGreenDavidNicholsonColeStudio/DesignResponses/BeehiveTower/tabid/879/language/en-GB/Default.aspx

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