The next agricultural revolution

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.

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