Urban Farmification

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Urban Farmification

Urban Farmification

Urban Farmification was a collaborative research experiment, testing to see how a big box store and farm land could work together efficiently. A typical big box store with parking absorbs a massive footprint in the urban environment. By pushing this entire footprint underground, the surface space became a working farm with programmed park space. The concept of the rooftop design mirrors the way humans move through a typical grocery store. A Cartesian system of aisles and rows creates a modular grid, perfect for allotment farms. This grid is zoned for optimal performance. The exterior zones adjacent to road and rails contain orchard style planting. The trees in this space create a visual, sound and air quality buffer from the surrounding industrial environment. Internally, the 50’ x 50’ crop squares can take on an variety of patterns. The grid is broken at the center with public spaces meant for transitioning between the surface and below, play space, seating groves, multipurpose lawn and event spaces. The central location for public space embeds the user within the farm, disconnecting them from the urban environment. This playful design creates a destination out of a commonly mundane space.

PROJECT INFORMATION
Team:
Gensler