Gallery: URBANANA is Vertical Banana Plantation That Would Bring Tropic...

 

Urbanana (don’t you just love the name?) is a concept for a vertical banana plantation that seeks to redefine the principles of urban agriculture in European cities like Paris. Designed by SOA Architects, the farm would be situated in a medium-sized Parisian building and offer a wide variety of bananas that are typically absent from the European market due to transport and ripening constraints. Aside from providing Parisians with one of their favorite fruits locally, the glass envelope would be nestled between residential buildings, revealing a striking interior dominated by fruit trees.

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  1. agriffiths July 24, 2012 at 6:07 am

    What a fantastic project. How are you going to keep light levels and temperatures suffiecient for plant growth? How are you going to irrigate, maintain and harvest the Bananas? All tricky horticultural stuff. However if you pull it off it will be amazing. Dr Alistair Griffiths (Eden Project, UK)

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