Urban Skyfarm: Vertical Hydroponic Farm and Community Hub Offers Food Security for the Future
This living skyscraper can house over 1.5 million square feet of common space and has pathways and skybridges integrated into the design. These allow visitors to navigate through the maze of gardens, hydroponic decks and orchards.
The lower part of the structure is used as a processing plant and a water recycling facility, while the Skyfarm above it comprises 43,445 square feet of solar panels and wind turbines that provide clean energy required for the operation of the structure. The amount of produced energy would be enough to meet the Skyfarm’s energy demands as well as those of another similar structure.
Architects at Aprilli Design Studio believe that, in light of drastic global population rise (by 3 billion by 2050), we should embrace concepts of large-scale vertical farming in urban environments, even though they look like something out of The Lord of the Rings fantasy novel.
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