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Sweden building major urban greenhouse for vertical gardens

Sweden building major urban greenhouse for vertical gardens | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
Swedish firm Plantagon has broken ground on a large urban greenhouse, its first major foray into vertical agriculture.

Plantagon, a Stockholm-based firm developing urban agriculture systems, broke ground earlier this month on a large urban greenhouse that is intended to produce TK much food for the city of Linköping, a city in south-central Sweden.

The building will take around a year and half to build; Platagon plans to use the structure to test vertical farming concepts and to sell fruits and vegetables directly to the people of Linköping, which is home it roughly 100,000 people.

Plantagon hopes the Linköping greenhouse will eventually serve as a showcase for urban agriculture, its calling card. Sweco says the structure will stand roughly 54 meters high.

Linköping’s mayor, Paul Lindvall, said that he’s proud his city has been chosen as the site for the greenhouse and as a testbed for urban agriculture solutions for other cities. Tekniska Verken plans to work closely with Plantagon and Sweco to develop efficient energy systems for the building, as well as ways to capture and process excess waste heat, CO2 and water.

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The Harvest Tower is a Sustainable Vertical Farm

The Harvest Tower is a Sustainable Vertical Farm | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
Harvest Green Project explores the notion of the “foregrounding” a new agri-food system in and around the strategic urban location of an arterial transit hub. By 2050, there will be globally an additional 3 billion people to feed, and traditional farming simply can’t sustain this increase in population. Therefore, incorporating urban farming prominently into the fabric of the city, and in a synergistic mixed-use development integrated with transit, is a way to re-assert the cultural and environmental importance of locally produced food to the health and sustainability of the city and its residents.
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Plantagon Breaks Ground on its First ‘Plantscraper’ Vertical Farm

Plantagon Breaks Ground on its First ‘Plantscraper’ Vertical Farm | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Several years ago a Swedish-American company called Plantagon unveiled plans for a series of massive skyscraper greenhouses that stood to transform urban farming in large cities. While the spiraling vertical farms seemed too good to be true at the time, Plantagon just broke ground on its very first vertical farm this week in Linkoping, Sweden.

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