Vertical Farming Feasibility Studies
We advise real estate developers, building owners and architects to implement urban indoor food production entities in the heart of the city.
The Vertical Farm - Towards a new building typology
We're partner of several national and international research projects investigating implementation strategies to increase urban food production.

Vertical Farming and Urban Development

Global Sustainable Development Goals :: ESG :: EU Taxonomy :: We take it serious and we're developing holistic projects to meet future challenges.

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eu::POLIS Hori­zon 2020

eu::POLIS Horizon 2020

Being part of the mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary process allows us to meet both spe­cif­ic needs from the munic­i­pal­i­ties and com­bin­ing them with local­ly exist­ing poten­tials to set up an action plan to pre­pare a sol­id basis to imple­ment new build­ing typologies. 

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Build­ing Refur­bish­ment for food production

Building Refurbishment for food production

Upcom­ing EU Tax­on­o­my, ESG-cri­te­ria and all relat­ed changes to CO2-emis­­sions lead to rethink poten­tials of low-ener­­gy-stan­­dards of exist­ing build­ings. Expand­ing the life­cy­cle of build­ings by acti­vat­ing it for food pro­duc­tion leads to effec­tive pro­duc­tive and resilient cities. 

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Cloud Farm :: St. Pöl­ten Austria

Cloud Farm :: St. Pölten Austria

The city of St. Pöl­ten, in pur­suit of its vision of becom­ing the fittest city of Aus­tria, has aligned its strate­gic goals with the Smart City con­cept; urban food pro­duc­tion asks for being the fourth col­umn of it. 

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Con­sult­ing and research activ­i­ties have been gain­ing expo­nen­tial­ly in impor­tance for sev­er­al years - espe­cial­ly to enable the mea­sur­a­bil­i­ty of sus­tain­abil­i­ty figures.

This is cur­rent­ly increas­ing­ly demand­ed at the inter­na­tion­al polit­i­cal lev­el (ESG) - and also on the part of far-sight­ed, sus­tain­abil­i­ty-ori­ent­ed investors, there is a grow­ing real­iza­tion that the pro­duc­tion of healthy food must once again increas­ing­ly move to the side of the con­sumer, not least in order to ensure food secu­ri­ty with regard to new chal­lenges in terms of the sup­ply chain, which influ­ences pro­cure­ment and pric­ing. But also to pro­vide access to healthy food for all, there­by strength­en­ing local socio-eco­nom­ic net­works (key­word COVID-19) and build­ing resilience/resilience in our soci­ety. Urban agri­cul­ture is thus becom­ing increas­ing­ly impor­tant for urban plan­ning and policy.

Research results from the vfi show poten­tials on how cities can incor­po­rate urban agri­cul­ture into their poli­cies and, for exam­ple, acti­vate vacant land for food pro­duc­tion. In addi­tion, con­cepts for new build­ing typolo­gies - ver­ti­cal farms - can open up new busi­ness areas and, at the same time, jobs for new occu­pa­tion­al groups, thus mak­ing a pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion to mov­ing clos­er to the Glob­al Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals.

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The Way Forward

The Way Forward

The upcom­ing weeks and months, sup­port­ed by rec­om­men­da­tions from sci­en­tists to nar­row down the effects from the new COVID-19 virus, should be used to under­stand how much poten­tial there is to real­ly become part of a crit­i­cal mass which wants to con­tribute to make the city of the future a more resilient, a more cul­ture ‑based and — most of all — a more life-affir­m­ing environment. 

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The next agri­cul­tur­al revolution

The next agricultural revolution

Food pro­duc­tion in green­hous­es has a long tra­di­tion. New tech­nolo­gies give the oppor­tu­ni­ty to devel­op this kind build­ing type. The devel­op­ment of alter­na­tive cul­ti­va­tion meth­ods, com­pare­able to the inven­tion of the ele­va­tor for sky­scrap­ers, lead to a new build­ing typol­o­gy – the ver­ti­cal farm. 

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Food pro­duc­tion in the heart of the city

Food production in the heart of the city

Design­ing and devel­op­ing the city of the future needs a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary col­lab­o­ra­tion. By now this chal­lenge no longer can be applied only to archi­tects or urban plan­ners. The grow­ing world pop­u­la­tion implies to rethink cities from scratch. 

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