Gallery: The World’s First Commercial Vertical Farm Opens in Singapore

 

The dense metropolis of Singapore is now home to the world’s first commercial vertical farm! Built by Sky Greens Farms, the rising steel structure will help the city grow more food locally, reducing dependence on imported produce. The new farm is able to produce 1 ton of fresh veggies every other day, which are sold in local supermarkets.

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  1. Adam Kilpatrick March 9, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    A geodesic dome would use less material, but would reduce the total growing area per land area…and total land area is Singapore’s problem and why they have to import all their food.

    I think if going for big indoor vertical growing structures, usually that will be in places where land area is an issue, so rectangular structures make sense.

  2. theplanetfixer November 21, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Urban farming is one ofthe keys to feed our planet. No way out! Finally it went from a concept to a reality! Good news!
    Roger Pilon, Editor
    The Planet Fixer Digest

  3. bthinker October 28, 2012 at 3:20 am

    Seems to me there is a bit too much shading and material in this design. A dome or Helix spiral(serving dually as trellis) could add light(reflect less) and cut materials use by almost a third for the same structural integrity.

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