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