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Urban Farming System concept in Bangkok

 
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Something that came across my newsfeed today was this concept from the 2011 Holcim Silver Awards. It may be a bit dated, but I found it pretty interesting.

The concept is basically a barn in a densely populated urban area with as many closed loops and functions stacked as possible. Instead of produce going to market, the customers come to the produce. It was inspiring to see what resource allocation looks like in an urban setting versus a more rural one. There's a few points that I'd like more information on, but I wanted to share here in case anyone else was interested. It's pretty interesting to see people with a high-level understanding of traditional architecture and design study something like permaculture.

You can download high-res versions of the project brief at http://www.holcimfoundation.org/Projects/urban-agriculture-and-factory-conversion-bangkok-thailand

There's a couple compelling ways that they're capturing water, one of which is a funnel-like sculpture/"green roof". I really hope this project goes further, though I haven't found much info about development yet. Does anyone else have any info?


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