OMA has Revealed Plans for a Community-Enriching Louisville Food Port

By: Rebecca Byers - Feb 23, 2015
References: oma & dezeen
OMA has revealed a revolutionary master plan for a Louisville Food Port that will see the transformation of a former tobacco factory into a multi-use facility that is sure to bring life to the surrounding neighborhoods. The Louisville Food Port that will at once be a hub for growing and buying fresh produce, a recycling plant, an edible garden, a coffee roastery and retail spaces.

The Louisville Food Port will sprawl over the ten-acre plot and aim to make sustainable produce readily available to urban neighborhoods at risk of becoming a food desert. The project will also support local farmers and include plenty of space for farmer's markets.

The concept for the Louisville Food Port is an innovative example of combining architecture and food in a way that will stimulate close by communities and encourage a healthier way of life.