LOFT London Farm Tower Competition Awards

Courtesy of AWR

AWR recently announced the winners of the LOFT London Farm Tower Competition. Population growth and urban centralization lead to increased demand for real estate market and for food. One possible solution is vertical farming. AWR therefore proposed the design of a new kind of skyscraper on the Thames waterfront, inserted into the new city skyline.

The goals to achieve were to meet the requirements of the World Green Building Council, determine which materials are best suited for the construction of a vertical farm, identify resistant, light, transparent and long-term materials and experiment with innovative materials. Information on the competition winners after the break.

1st Place: VAWA Team: SJA203.4 Team Members: Insung Son, Jaejin Lee, Younseok Hwang, Soohyun Suh, Hyunohkim Country: South Korea

2nd Place: Vertical Fields Team: Future Architects Team Members: Victoria Hamilton, Kimberley Stott, Andrei Jipa, Lilia Obletsova Country: England

3rd Place: Cultivated Carousel Team: BGKS Team Members: Jason Buts, Christina Galati, Akshita Sivakumar Country: United States

Honorable Mentions

Nature Reclaims Everything Team: Studio Synthesis + Red Machine Team Members: James Roberto Bowers Futscher, Abelardo Gutierrez Gonzalez, Susan Prado Agee Country: Mexico

Breathing Vertical Farm Team: K2P Team Members: Park Cheol Gu, Kang Young, Kim Hyeong Uk, Park Jee Won Country: South Korea

London City Farm Team: Ax3 Team Members: Hugo Fonseca Loureiro, Darion Arash Ebrahimzadeh, Liam Azordegan Country: United Kingdom

Vertical + Horizontal Farm Team: K ITD DesignLab Team Members: Kevin Chu Country: China

London’s Farm Tower Team: Tape Team Members: Luis Monteiro Ferreira, Diana Ramos, Jo Sanches Country: Portugal

For more information on the competition, please visit here.

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "LOFT London Farm Tower Competition Awards" 12 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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