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Spiral Garden is a Lacy Mesh Vertical Farm for the City
Posted By Yuka Yoneda On October 11, 2010 @ 7:58 pm In Architecture,Gardening | 3 Comments
The designers wanted to create “a new environmentally-friendly town  where the environment is considered as an important part of everyday life.” Their proposal is a vertical farm  that acts as the “green heart” of the city. Spiral Garden would be maintained by the people for the people and doing so would also give neighbors the chance to socialize.
Behind the transparent mesh lies a spiral containing an ascending garden where people can grow plants for food or just for aesthetic value, and the walkway serves as a place for those who don’t garden to take a stroll. The structure itself is 14m in diameter and is partitioned into 59 plots that can be shared by families or individuals. There are also 170 bicycle  parking spots so that people don’t need to drive to access the garden. Last but not least, the Spiral Garden will also have a composting  center for people to turn their organic rubbish into rich new soil.
Via Designboom 
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URLs in this post:
 vertical garden: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/13/jdss-logistic-city-is-a-wind-powered-vertical-forest-for-shenzhen/
 Spiral Garden: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/11759/spiral-garden-by-benet-saida-dalmau-anna-julibert-carmen-vilar-iida-awards-2010.html
 Designboom: http://www.designboom.com/
 IIDA Awards 2010: http://www.designboom.com/iida_2010.html
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/10/spiral-garden-5.jpg
 environmentally-friendly town: http://inhabitat.com/2010/10/05/build-a-better-burb-winner-upcycles-long-island-suburbs/
 vertical farm: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/16/vertical-farm-concept-is-a-green-gateway-for-chicago/
 bicycle: http://www.inhabitat.com/index.php?s=bicycle
 composting: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/25/compostable-sculptures-human-forms-sprout-from-wheatgrass/
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