Dystopian Farm Stretches Into the Sky From the Heat of Manhattan

February 19, 2009 / 1 Comment

One of three finalists in this year’s Evolo Skyscraper Competition, Eric Vergne’s Dystopian Farm project is a spiraling biomorphic structure. A building that floors you with its structural integrity and the used methods that combine green solutions with modern urban life.

dystopian farm 1 Dystopian Farm Stretches Into the Sky From the Heat of Manhattan

Using the concept of vertical farming and blending with the vibrant design patterns, the blueprint provided by Eric is a future vision of how the food production sector will look like. With cities expanding outwards, agricultural land shrinking and the number of mouths required to feed – growing geometrically, it is high time such solutions are tried out.

dystopian farm 2 Dystopian Farm Stretches Into the Sky From the Heat of Manhattan

Designed for the Hudson Yard area of Manhattan, the dynamic social space conjured up by Eric is a hub which houses farms, residential areas, and markets. By using revolutionary systems – the airoponic watering technology, nutrient technology, controlled lighting and CO2 levels, the structure will both produce food for thousands and will house a self-sustained ecosystem inside it. This will obviously also clean up the pollution in urban areas to a certain degree and will add to the green factor in general.

While the design and the technology it employs looks way ahead of its time, it may not be far till we actually start using similar vertical farms in the heart of major cities.

What do you think?