Affordable, sustainable food with the design of a vertical farm

Chetwoods' series showcasing the university work of its talented student architects and designers looks at the Architectural Assistant Ellie Parsons' final year project 'Feeding 10 Billion' from her BSc in Architecture at the University of Bath.

"My personal interests and passions are centered around the architect's response to climate change and sustainable design, whether this be technological advancement or restoration and retrofitting of existing derelict buildings." Ellie Parsons

Feeding 10 Billion is based on the accessibility of affordable, sustainable food with the design of a vertical farm in Camden that is capable of feeding 50 local families.

The scheme includes a vertical farm and a community wing that provides farm tours, workshops, and exhibitions on sustainable eating habits and growing your own food. The final building considers the environmental requirements of the farm and the community spaces and how they interact.

"The best part of the project was researching the impacts of food choices and exploring different solutions, such as the hydroponic farming system. As I learned more, the brief and project evolved to suit the requirements and applications of vertical farms. The resulting project considers cradle-to-grave materials cycles, efficiency, and the final productivity of the farm in relation to that of a typical farm on the same site."

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