Vertical Greenhouse

Amsterdam

Amber Beernink

amberbeernink@gmail.com

Vertical Greenhouse

 

 

 

PROJECT OVERVIEW

An independent group has initiated the project.

In brief, medicine as a thesis for her graduation at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, Amber Beernink minimized the distance between modern food production and urban food consumption. This was her reaction to the abusive situation of the global food industry and the unhealthy diet of many youngsters in Amsterdam.

The project “Vertical Greenhouse” is developed by Amber Beernink with in between 10 and 50 people, of which around 70% being volunteers. The project is supported by Wageningen University.

 

LOCATION

The project takes shape on a public space.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The pragmatic and multidisciplinary design research resulted in a high density prototypical vertical greenhouse. High-tech fresh food production under the eye of the urban citizen, embedded in the urban lifestyle and the urban energy system. All building components together form the backbone for a passive energy system. The lowered plaza gives entry to the greenhouse, with shops in the base and restaurants in the top. During events the traffic zone in the ‚belly’ of the greenhouse can be opened to the public. During harvest festivities the cultivation zones of this‚ machine’ for alternative food production are opened for the public. The plaza transforms into a harvest carpet.

 

THE PROJECT AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION. PROBLEMS, NEEDS AND SOLUTIONS

In conclusion, the prototype may be applied to other urban settings, adapted for multifunctional buildings or to give new life to vacant offices.

 

Movie links:

Op de huid van de vertikale kas

Drie verschillende dagen op de kop van Java-eiland & drie keer een andere rol voor de vertikale kas

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on 06 May 2011 and filed under content

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