Vertical Farming Skyscrapers

Imagine the world in 2050 with almost 80% of the planet’s population living in urban centers and our fruit, vegetables and even animals are grown in … skyscrapers.  Some serious work is going into this. More photos and video after the jump.

 

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Architect Pierre Sartoux of Atelier SOA has put together this video about his vertical farming skyscraper design.

 

 

 

 

 Vertical Farming Skyscrapers

The Skyfarm
Architect Gordon Graff design for the city of Toronto – 48 floors and millions of square feet of growing space.

 

 

 

Vertical Farming Skyscrapers

Architecture firm Mithun developed a vertical farm building to incorporate various green building strategies in a mixed-use residential and commercial complex designed for downtown Seattle.

 

 

 

Vertical Farming Skyscrapers

The structure is designed as a kind of built organism – completely self-sufficient and adaptive to its surroundings.

 

 

 

Vertical Farming Skyscrapers

The vertical farm project above was undertaken by Chris Jacobs in cooperation with the grandfather of skyscraper farm concepts: Dr. Dickson Despommier of Columbia University.

 

 

 

Vertical Farming Skyscrapers

All-in-one eco-towers would produce more energy, water (via condensation/purification) and food than their occupants consume.

 

More information at WebUrbanist

 

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