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What do you think about the idea of eco-farms amidst the urban centers of the world capitals? Swedish company “Plantagon” thought about this idea and developed greenhouses for urban agriculture.
“Plantagon” greenhouses look like modern can easily fit into the contemporary architectural aesthetics of large cities. Their grandiose form is parallel to the soaring high skyscrapers. The idea of the company is that half the world population lives in an urban city environment and parallel with rapid urbanization people are increasingly moving away from agricultural life, which may proportionately reduce the amount of organic healthy food markets.
Following this issue, Ake Olson from “Plantagon” began to analyze the idea of farming in the urban areas. His theory is that vegetables can be grown in glass towers that will leave no negative footprint on the environment. The design of the greenhouse consists of a special transport mechanism in the form of a spiral track, with thousands of boxes filled with soil and seeds. Boxes move slowly up through the entire volume of the structure. When they reach the top, the plants are already mature and ready for harvest and replaced with new boxes.
These urban greenhouses are still going through the testing phase and are present in Stockholm, Onondaga, Shanghai, Mumbai and Singapore. The creators of the project have high expectations for the future of agriculture, knowing that it lies in these efficient solutions that contribute to meeting human requirements and the need for environmental protection.
(Photo Credits: www.plantagon.com)