vertical farming project
faรงade :Titanium dioxide coated
windmills, solar panels and rainwater harvesting
curtain wall glass
existing structure :gas tank structure and water pipes
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Ground Floor Plan scale 300:1
1. main entrance 2. meeting point 3. organic cafe 4. market 5. water tank 6. lift 7. stair case 8. existing structures 9. water pipes and structures 36
1st Floor Plan scale 300:1
1. agricultural lab 2. bridge 3. education centre 4. toilet 5. water tank 6. lift 7. stair case 8. theatre 9. canal water purification system SELF-SUFFICIENT CITY 37
2nd Floor Plan scale 300:1
1. agricultural lab 2. bridge 3. public garden 4. toilet 5. water tank 6. lift 7. stair case 8. theatre 9. canteen 38
3rd 4th Floor Plan scale 300:1
1. farm office 2. bridge 3. shelter 4. toilet and storage 5. water tank 6. lift 7. stair case 8. aquaponics system 9. aquaponics system outside (only 3th floor) SELF-SUFFICIENT CITY 39
5th 6th Floor Plan scale 300:1
1. farm office 2. bridge 3. aquaponics system 4. toilet and storage 5. water tank 6. lift 7. stair case 8. aquaponics system 40
4th floor shelter for women
6th floor aquaponics system
5th floor aquaponics system
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Section AA’ scale 300:1
ground floor organic cafe
ground floor main entrance
ground floor meeting point
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Kingâ€™s Cross Redevelopment area with plan
It is hard to argue that city farming is becoming an important solution for the cities around the world. Injecting a farm within a city not only brings fresh and healthy food, but also it can be a solution to the problems that have been discussed. I tried to make my proposal of a new Vertical Farm to be the most suitable for the environmental issues facing the world and Londonâ€™s environment. Particularly, this project covered a variety of fields which are application of renewable energy, supply of fresh water for cultivation, efficient technologies for cultivation, relationship with society and contribution to environment for sustainable growth of the Vertical Farm. I do not think that London will become self-sufficient with food by just having one Vertical Farm. The probability is that the self-sufficient city is an ideal world. However, we once got our food from own gardens and public gardens during World War I and II (Haeg, 2008). These gardens were called Victoria Gardens or War Gardens. People suffered from a shortage of food due to the war, thus the kitchen gardens increased naturally. We have tried to solve it when we are aware of problems. I just hope that my proposal can be a starting point. Through this project, I hope that more people will become aware of the problems in the city, and find a solution to those problems. SELF-SUFFICIENT CITY 45
relationship between food and city
exhaustion of natural resources
food shortage problem in city
suggestion of alternative to be self-sufficient in food
application of renewable energy
the urban agriculture will be developed in a variety of way through the Vertical Farm.
supply of fresh water for cultivation efficient technologies for cultivation
urban agriculture â€˜Verticlal Farmâ€™
socially integrated with the community contribution to the environment
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Published on Sep 19, 2010