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SPARK Proposes Vertical Farming Hybrid to House Singapore's Aging Population

01:00 - 1 December, 2014
SPARK Proposes Vertical Farming Hybrid to House Singapore's Aging Population, Deck Level. Image © SPARK
Deck Level. Image © SPARK

To address issues surrounding Asia’s aging population and food scarcity, SPARK has unveiled a conceptual project the blends affordable retirement housing with urban farming. The proposal, titled "Home Farm," integrates vertical aquaponic farming and rooftop soil planting with high-density housing designed for seniors that provides residents with a desirable garden environment and opportunities for post-retirement employment. 

"We designed this concept for Singapore," says SPARK Director Stephen Pimbley, "but there is the potential for it to be applied in any location that would support the growth of leafy green vegetables on building facades and rooftops." He continues, "We are keen to see this project materialise at some point in the future. The concept is a realizable solution to real and pressing problems faced by many of the world’s growing cities."

Read on to learn more about the concept.

Entrance. Image © SPARK © SPARK 4th Floor. Image © SPARK Section. Image © SPARK +14

Forte Nanshan / SPARK

01:00 - 22 January, 2013
© Fernando Guerra
© Fernando Guerra
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chongqing, China
  • Project Director

    Jan Felix Clostermann
  • Team

    Eldine Heep, Leonardo Micolta, Javen Ho
  • Area

    5420.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

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