Residents of a soon-to-be-constructed residential tower in Copenhagen will be able to grow, buy, and sell their own vegetables without leaving the building. Denmark-based Studio LOKAL designed The Hanging Gardens, which will give the historic brick buildings of Carlsberg a garden-filled overhaul. Each resident will have their own personal garden, and they can also buy, sell, and trade their homegrown produce in the building’s ground-floor farmers’ market.
Designed with sustainability in mind, the Hanging Gardens Tower is envisioned with locally sourced construction materials and its gardens provide benefits to the environment through the management of rainwater, habitat creation for local fauna, and air purification. The building features a checkered facade with floor-to-ceiling windows that alternate with prefabricated angled bays. The tower’s identical bays provide room for an outdoor balcony and gardens, while its angled form helps provide privacy and protect the interior from solar heat gain.
Each apartment will have access to a private vegetable garden and hanging gardens, where residents can grow their produce. Residents will also be able to trade and sell their produce on the ground floor farmer’s market, an addition inspired by the site’s history as a former vegetable market. “The utilization of contextual shapes in new combinations gave the building a series of architectural benefits for the residents,” write the architects. “As an example, the layout of the facade generates more than 200 balconies, without compromising the daylight intake of the apartments. The geometry furthermore shields the users from wind nuisance, while enhancing the acoustic environment of the balconies. Lastly the balconies are designed to give the highest amount of comfort, in respect to daylight and privacy.” The Hanging Gardens Tower is slated to begin construction by April 2017.
Images via Studio LOKAL