We have to admit: if there’s one thing we’ve kinda lost in a industrialized world, than it is being self-sustaining. This could be a problem in the future on a planet where there are continuously more mouth to feed an ever more people will live in big cities. The population growth and the urban centralization lead to an increase of the demand in the real estate market and food. Within this context AWR challenged students around the world towards eco-conscious and sustainable arhcitecture. Designer Brandon Martella thought about the idea and came with a creative solution: the London Farm Tower. Vertical Farming: architecture and nature work together.
The London Farm Tower was created to provide a solution to potential food crises thanks to a sustainable, crystallized structure that provides a unique agricultural space so as to create a self-sustaining city. Unaffected by seasonal changes, the London Farm Tower would be able to supply all types of produce year round. This is a 3D simulation but the real thing could be situated on the southern bank of the river Thames (London), facing Potter’s Field according to the designer. www.awrcompetitions.com