This City Farm Design Concept Aims to Localize Food Production

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jul 23, 2014
References: ovastudio & gizmag
The Hive-Inn City Farm is a concept city farm design whose modular build could enable it to become an efficient way of re-localizing food production. Conceived by OVA Studio, the concept is targeted towards New York City.

The concept building incorporates community kitchen gardens, neighborhood cooperatives and supermarkets selling locally grown produce directly from producers. It could be used to grow green vegetables, tomatoes, corn and even honey.

The structural basis of this urban city farm design is a vertical, modular structure consisting of a frame holding a bunch of shipping containers. The containers can be easily moved. Each container contributes not only to food production but also to energy harvesting and recycling.

OVA Studios is currently looking to raise $1.5 million which would allow it to conduct a feasibility study and build a prototype.