27 Jun '14, 9pm

The Urban Skyfarm that could transform our cities

The Urban Skyfarm stretches 525 feet (160 metres) above the city floor and is home to 143,700 square feet (13,350 square metres) of hydroponic soil-free farmland. It's an ambitious vision, and it's just picked up a Futuristic Design prize in the prestigious A' Design Award Competition. Conceived by the Aprilli Design Studio in Brooklyn, the Skyfarm is intended for a site in downtown Seoul, South Korea, though construction hasn't yet been given the go-ahead. As well as producing and distributing food, the intricate tower also improves the surrounding environment with a range of integrated water treatment, solar energy and recycling features. In the eye-catching concept designs put together by Aprilli, the Urban Skyfarm is tightly integrated with the existing architecture and landscape of Seoul. The water basin running alongside the skyscraper provides both a leisure space f...

Full article: http://www.construction21.eu/articles/h/the-urban-skyfarm...

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