ilimelgo's vertical farm introduces urban agriculture in grand paris ilimelgo's vertical farm introduces urban agriculture in grand paris
mar 22, 2016

ilimelgo's vertical farm introduces urban agriculture in grand paris

ilimelgo’s vertical farm introduces urban agriculture in grand paris
(above) the building houses crops and maximizes their exposure to light
all images courtesy ilimelgo architects / © poltred

 

 

 

ilimelgo is the paris-based architectural firm that won the competition held by OPH (public housing authority) of romainville, france, to design an urban agricultural building. the proposal was made in partnership with secousses architects, scoping, etamine, terr’eau ciel, and land’act.

 

the vertical farm’s design aims to house crops and maximize their exposure to sunlight. a shaft opening created in both parts of the building enables light to circulate and enhances thermal exchanges. this void also allows for materials to circulate around easily to respond to the urban gardener’s needs. the intent is to create a dynamic junction between traditional market gardening and technological innovation. this proposal represents an opportunity to provide the inhabitants with fresh food and to improve the quality of nutrition locally. the project strives to reconnect town and country, sky and ground.

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a shaft opening created in both parts of the building enables light to circulate and enhances thermal exchange
image © poltred 

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site plan

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interior view of the garden production
image © poltred

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interior view of the shaft opening 
image © poltred

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design process

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architectural and technical intent

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detail section

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project info:

 

architects: ilimelgo and atelier secousses
team: scoping, etamine,terr’eau ciel, land’act
location: romainville / france
client: oph romainville
area: 2000 sqm
project year: 2016
cost: 3.4 m€
images: poltred

 

 

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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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