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.
Vertical farming is currently being intensively researched as a possible future form of food cultivation for the growing world population, and is being tested and implemented in sustainable, economically functioning production systems.
The Firewall is a vertical farm that has developed from the search for unused properties in the city. The design concept is based on the basic premise of using inner city densification for the production of food.