- Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -

Vertical Farm Concept is a Green Gateway for Chicago

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On September 16, 2010 @ 12:02 pm In Architecture,Green Building | 3 Comments

chicago gateway, vertical farm, mixed-use towers, eco towers, green design, sustainable architecture [1]

The Chicago Gateway is composed of two vertical mixed-use towers [2] supported by a leaning tower covered in a green roof. Offices and commercial space would reside in the vertical towers and residences in the leaning tower, which bridges over Lake Shore Drive. All of the structures are connected together via a vertical farm podium, and a network of sky bridges connects the towers and provides access to other nearby buildings.

Urban farming via hydroponics [3] would take place inside the green podium, and a green roof would grow additional produce. Vegetables and herbs would be grown in mechanized hanging baskets in the hydroponic farm. Produce from the farm could be delivered via they sky bridges, and the public can access the building and use the elevated routes to travel around the city.

This design, which was created in 2007, was a finalist for the prestigious Schiff Foundation Fellowship [4].

+ Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat [5]

Article printed from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com

URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/vertical-farm-concept-is-a-green-gateway-for-chicago/

URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/09/Chicago-Gateway-Vertical-Farm-15.jpg

[2] mixed-use towers: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/14/nakheel-tower-by-woods-bagot-will-be-worlds-tallest-tower/

[3] hydroponics: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/24/labbox-the-worlds-smallest-hydroponic-growing-system/

[4] Schiff Foundation Fellowship: http://www.artic.edu/aic/depts/architecture/schiff.html

[5] + Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat: http://www.ctbuh.org/AboutCTBUH/Overview/tabid/55/language/en-US/Default.aspx

Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.