Belgian firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures have designed a vertical farm based on the wings of a dragonfly. Located along the East river at the South edge of Roosevelt island in New York City.
The tower is a true ‘living organism’ being self sufficient in water, energy and bio fertilizing (where all inputs and the outputs from plants, animals and human beings are recycled).
It spans 132 floors and is 600 meters tall. The dragonfly can accommodate 28 different agricultural fields for the production of fruit, vegetables, grains, meat and dairy.
Programming of the tower includes, agricultural farms and fields, offices and research laboratories, leisure spaces such as gardens, kitchen gardens, orchards, meadows.
Distribution of all produce flows in loops that sit around a central spinal. Here, the numerous elevators and stairs serve all the levels.
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