iFarm announces the winners of the vertical farm design for Bali's Nuanu, held in collaboration with the Nuanu community. The contest challenged architects to offer a design solution for a high-tech sustainable vertical farm that will be constructed in Nuanu in the fall of 2023.
The company received over 150 interest requests from architects around the world. The panel of experts carefully evaluated each project based on a set of criteria, including alignment with Nuanu's vision and philosophy, complexity and cost of implementation, integration with the surrounding environment, and compliance with technical requirements.
iFarm and the Nuanu community are thrilled to announce the following winners:
- 1st place: TREE OF LIFE by Anna Konoplitskaya
- 2nd place: Bioshell by Highlight Architecture
- 3rd place: Reflection by Geometrium Studio
Congratulations to Anna Konoplitskaya, Highlight Architecture, and Geometrium Studio! All three finalists will be awarded special prizes from Nuanu and iFarm.
The winner, Anna Konoplitskaya, will receive a contract to further develop her project and bring it to life in the heart of Nuanu City in Bali.
"Balinese culture and people inspired me to create the TREE OF LIFE. The Tri Hita Karana is reflected on the structural level of the building. The farm will consist of three elements, each of which will correspond to one cause to the prosperity of the philosophy," says Anna Konoplitskaya.
The main highlight of the building is its showroom, which offers visitors a unique first-hand view of iFarm's lush greens and vegetables grown with vertical farming technology. As the growing process requires controlled-environment agriculture practices, the main building has a distinct shape. Its exterior comprises bamboo panels that not only serve as a visual decoration but also act as a functional structure, dividing the space and creating an additional corridor for guests to walk under. This allows them to witness both the building's intriguing construction and its natural facade.
Visit the photo gallery to learn more about the winning projects and get to know the innovative minds behind them.
The iFarm team shared, "Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to everyone who participated in the contest! Each of the projects impressed us with their exceptional talent, creativity, and innovation in the field of architecture."
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