A Swedish architecture company plans to construct a 60-meter high office tower that also functions as a vertical farm, calling the project 'Plantagon's World Food Building.' The vertical farm is currently in the works within the Swedish town of Linköping, and is set to be completed in the year 2020. The upcoming tower is planned to be filled with several offices in one half and become a urban greenhouse in the remaining half.
Within the World Food Building, there will be food grown using a method called hydroponic farming. This is a concept that utilizes water full of nutrients to maximize crop growth and has vastly grown in popularity with urban-farmers due to its low requirement of large land. One side of the building will be facing south to maximize the amount of sun exposure into the farming space, with the north side featuring 17 floors of office space.
Plantagon states, "our goal is to produce the most food on the smallest footprint using the least amount of water and other resources and yet still maintain premium quality. We minimize the use of transportation, land, energy and water – using waste products in the process but leaving no waste behind."
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