Massive Agricultural Urbanism

Feb 2009 - May 2009

Architect : Simplex Architecture


Urban farming is reintroduced in the urban area. The residents living in the building can feed themselves by harvesting vegetables as well as selling the crops at the farmers’ market. Students in the schools abutting the farming area can learn more about agriculture and get close to nature. The preceding proposals of the vertical farming are focused on enhancing the effeciency of the farming system. The building itself works as a complete system for the cultivation and maximize the amount of harvested crops. However, the social relationship between the building and the people nearby is an im¬portant issue. Different from the precedent examples of vertical farming, the urban farming proposed in the area suggests social interaction with people.