Vertical Farm Aspern Vienna

Vertical Farm Aspern Vienna

The focus of the explorato­ry project is to acquire fun­da­men­tals nec­es­sary to devel­op a ver­ti­cal farm for the urban environment.

Ver­ti­cal Farm as the implo­sion of the food sup­ply chain :: © 2020 N+P

Function and space programme representing the food supply chain

The vfi sees in Ver­ti­cal Farm­ing the poten­tial to increase the over­all ener­gy effi­cien­cy of cities, to imple­ment sus­tain­able local eco­nom­ic struc­tures, and to increase social inter­ac­tion or the qual­i­ty of life in urban areas. In addi­tion, alter­na­tive farm­ing meth­ods have the poten­tial to enable new or sub­se­quent use of unused build­ing fabric.

Essen­tial plant-phys­i­o­log­i­cal and archi­tec­tur­al typo­log­i­cal con­sid­er­a­tions, poten­tial analy­ses of cli­mat­ic con­di­tions, the con­cep­tion of nec­es­sary build­ing ser­vices as well as com­mu­ni­ca­tion- and con­trol tech­nol­o­gy cov­er the con­tent of the dis­cus­sion. Cul­ti­va­tion con­di­tions are deter­mined based on a spe­cial­ly cre­at­ed cat­a­logue of crop vari­eties, there­by devel­op­ing typo­log­i­cal foun­da­tions for the archi­tec­tur­al devel­op­ment. Based on this, a build­ing typol­o­gy is derived, which is exam­ined for its ener­gy requirements.

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