Vertical Farm Concept for NYC Inspired by a Dragonfly
Vincent Callebaut Architects regularly produce some far reaching conceptual architecture. Their latest proposal is an ecological self-sustaining vertical farm to be located on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island adjacent to New York City.
The unique 128 floor, 700m concept design is spread over two oblong towers and suggests building a prototype of an urban farm in which a mixed programme of housing, offices, laboratories and farming spaces are vertically laid out over several floors and cultivated by its inhabitants. The architecture of the design proposes reinventing the vertical building, so associated with the New York skyline of the 19th and 20th centuries, both structurally and functionally as well as ecologically.