LA ESCOCESA: VERTICAL GARDEN La Escocesa is a former industrial complex in the district of Poblenou, Barcelona. Since 1999 it has become a creation space and meeting point for artists of different disciplines. Our objective was to create an environment to sustain and revitalize an industrial urban area that was previously abandoned. The vertical farm, proposed as the new frontal facade of La Escocesa, grows food close to where it is needed, putting the consumer in easy reach of fresh, healthy produce. Rather than requiring acres of land, the vertical farm brings cultivation of produce into the urban setting through new methods, such as hydroponic farming. The conceptual design brings together sustainability, food production, and education on vertical urban farming. Combined with living space for the artists who currently live in La Escocesa in the horizontal bar, the modern high rise is a perfect way to honor La Escocesaâ€™s industrial heritage.