WT SmartCityAward 2014


Urban Skyfarm

Aprilli Studio

Through lifting the main food production field high up in the air, the vegetations gain more exposure toward the natural sunlight and fresh air while the ground level becomes more freed up with nicely shaded open spaces which could be enjoyed by the public. The Urban Skyfarm acts as a living machine which helps improving the environmental quality by filtering water and air, providing green, and producing renewable energy. The bio mimicry of the tree form gives many structural and environmental advantages to form a light weight efficient space frame which could host diverse farming activities. The four major components which are the root, trunk, branch and leaf each have their own spatial characteristics which are suitable for various farming conditions. During daytime the photovoltaic panels generate electricity to be used for night time lighting and heating to support farming. The tree-like form creates a strong iconic figure in the prominent location and becomes a symbol of well being and sustainable development.





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