The next agricultural revolution
The city of the future is already being built.
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.
Efficient building services in combination with intelligent building forms use sunlight and sunenergy at its optimum. Wind- and solar power cover the biggest percentage of the energy demand. The vertical farm aspires to entail circular economy, from closed energy- and material loops.
But what all experts have in common is finding answers to the following questions:
How to we want to live in the future? How do we guarantee attractive public spaces? How do we transpose the modernistic city into a resilient city?
All research activities of the circle around food- and energy production as well as questions on sustainability of urban life. For the the vertical farm is a building typology to be developed which can cope with the huge challenges the global city is heading in the 21st century.
Our collaboration with individuals and associations ensure early contacts and exchanges with stakeholders in different planning- and implementation stages. We practise an intense interchange with all who have a future-directed view to a rich ecological food production. In all processes though the human beeing stays in the center point.