JAPA's Vertical Farm System Offers a Local Food Solution to Singapore

 - Aug 1, 2014
References: atjapa & fastcoexist
As a part of their Floating Responsive Architecture project, a design firm created a floating vertical farm system to provide dense urban areas with local food. Based out of Barcelona, JAPA designed floating towers to make room for agriculture where there wouldn't otherwise be enough space for farming.

The looping vertical farm towers would offer a solution to densely populated metropolitan countries like Singapore, that often have to import food from far away. The floating farm concept was inspired by local fishing operations which have been in place since the 1930s. This would allow the agricultural operation to float into nearby harbors and provide a local source of food security.

The unconventional looping shape is to optimize the lighting and space. A sensor network integrated into the towers would be able to communicate with people inland about the progress of crops.