Agro-Housing: High-Rise Apartments with Vertical Greenhouses Wins China Design Competition

Agro-Housing: High-Rise Apartments with Vertical Greenhouses Wins China Design Competition
Design
Sean Leow
  • 18 march 2008

Since 1978, China has experienced history’s largest rural to urban migration, which has caused enormous environmental, cultural and social stress. By 2010, the UN estimates 50% of the population will live in cities. Citing this statistic, Knafo Kilmor Architects has created the Agro-Housing concept that allows tenants to produce their own food in the apartment building, reducing commuting needs and providing a green neighborhood. The design won the China award for Living Steel’s International Architecture Competition for Sustainable Housing.

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