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.

Mood image of a mul­ti­func­tion­al ver­ti­cal farm :: © 2018 Alexan­dru Dan, ver­ti­cal farm institute

Function and space programme representing the food supply chain

The aim of this study is to pre­pare the basics for the con­struc­tion and oper­a­tion of a Ver­ti­cal Farm in St. Pöl­ten. With ref­er­ence to three spe­cif­ic exist­ing build­ings, ver­ti­cal farm­ing con­cepts will be devel­oped. As for these build­ings – san­i­ta­tion is need­ed, spe­cif­ic poten­tials are deter­mined from a socio-eco­nom­ic and ener­getic per­spec­tive. The holis­tic approach of this explo­ration is sup­port­ed by an intense involve­ment of the local population.

The result is an inno­v­a­tive build­ing design for urban ver­ti­cal food pro­duc­tion. In addi­tion to pro­duc­tion, pub­lic or semi-pub­lic areas have been devel­oped tak­ing into account the wish­es and needs of the pop­u­la­tion, which strength­en eco­nom­ic and social sus­tain­abil­i­ty. The assumed reduc­tion in ener­gy con­sump­tion, both for the exist­ing build­ing and for the oper­a­tion of the VF could be confirmed.

The study pro­vides impor­tant bases for the next research steps on the one hand and the nec­es­sary basis for a pos­si­ble demon­stra­tion project on the oth­er hand.

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