Gallery: Oasis Tower is a Spiraling Vertical Farm for Dubai

 
Dubai is quickly emerging from the desert sands and more people are moving into the famed city. With limited land available for agriculture already, Dubai may soon be in need of an alternative solution for growing food for its residents. One solution could be this Oasis Tower vertical farm designed by Rahul Surin. Covered in ETFE and powered by renewable energy, this farm could grow enough food to feed up to 40,000 people while providing housing for some Dubai residents.

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  1. g l bansal October 13, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    It is great idea and future in removing hunger and malnutrition. It can be useful to havenots also at small scale. But my only apprehension about the automated systems is management of the disease and pest attacks, if any that may wipe the whole crop/ system abruptly, besides the pollination problem.

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