The latest video in our Dezeen x MINI Living Initiative series investigates a design for a hydroponic vertical farm nestled among the skyscrapers of Shanghai. US architecture firm Sasaki Associates has designed the farm to produce food for the inhabitants of China’s largest city. The farm’s output will largely consist of leafy greens like kale, spinach and lettuce, which are staples of the local diet. The crops will be grown along a series of looped rails arranged side by side in a greenhouse, which will rotate to ensure even distribution of natural light from the sawtooth roof. The project aims to offer a space-saving alternative to traditional land-intensive farming, prompted by high land prices that encourage the development of vertical infrastructure. It will also features a variety of farming techniques suited to the urban environment, including floating greenhouses, algae farms and a vertical seed library. Read more on Dezeen: https://www.dezeen.com/?p=1090187 WATCH NEXT: Stefano Boeri envisions entire cities filled with tree-covered skyscrapers – https://youtu.be/sbQWleBj75U Subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest architecture and design movies: http://bit.ly/1tcULvh Like Dezeen on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dezeen/ Follow Dezeen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dezeen/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dezeen/ Check out our Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/dezeen/ Related PostsVertical Farm | Another Way to Produce Food in Cities (HD 1080p)Easy Vertical Hydroponics Tower Garden – Even Beginners Can Grow FoodThis Minnesota Indoor Vertical Farm Grows Fresh Produce 365 Days a YearMore than work: Tokyo office grows own food in vertical farmWorld’s largest indoor vertical farm uses 95 percent less water and produces more foodTaking food to new heights: Inside a vertical farm
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