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Nowa Huta is a Sustainable City of the Future That Combines Urban and Agricultural Areas

Posted By Lori Zimmer On September 18, 2012 @ 12:42 pm In Architecture,Design,Landscape Architecture | No Comments

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Located next to a thriving river, Nowa Huta’s lands are fertile and well irrigated, making it a prime location for agricultural production. To maximize the land’s potential, Basic City A+U partnered with Felixx Landscape Architects [2] to redesign the city into an area showcasing self-sufficiency, nature and a healthy lifestyle. The vacant industrial landscape would be reworked, implementing a fertile seedbed for the city’s crops to take root. Respecting the historic villages of the Polish countryside, the city would mesh its historic aspects with modern innovations and green technologies that focus around sustainability.

The agricultural sectors that are interspersed throughout the city would not only supply the residents with farm fresh foods, but also employ the local agricultural expects. The urban centers would bring goods and services to the people, as well as subsequent jobs. Bordering the agricultural and urban sectors would be lush park like spots where locals can immerse themselves in nature, enjoying the landscape. The sustainable plan would ensure longevity for a post-industrial land that has been victim to pollution and disuse.

 + Basic City A + U [3]

Via Arch Daily [4]

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[2] Felixx Landscape Architects: http://www.felixx.nl/index.php

[3]  + Basic City A + U: http://www.basiccity.eu/

[4] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/273216/nowa-huta-of-the-future-proposal-basic-city-au/

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