The population growth and the urban centralization lead to an increase of the demand in the real estate market and in the food.
One possible solution is the vertical farming.
For these reasons, AWR proposes the design of a new skyscraper on the Thames waterfront. The new tower will be inserted into the new city skyline.
Vertical Farming: architecture and nature work together.
In the 2000 Dickson Despommier, professor of the environmental sciences at the Columbia University in New York, developed in collaboration with various architectural firms, the concept of vertical farms. The urban vertical farming means the cultivation of agriculture products and livestock in vertical, in multi-storey structures energy self-sufficient inserted within the metropolitan areas.
The competition requires the design of a vertical farm with a residential use.
In The city there is still a strong demand for housing and for public functions in downtown areas where the presence of public transportation makes the site extremely strategic.