urban farming of edible algae on bangkok skyscraper rooftops
urban farming of edible algae on bangkok skyscraper rooftops urban farming of edible algae on bangkok skyscraper rooftops
sep 08, 2013

urban farming of edible algae on bangkok skyscraper rooftops

urban farming of edible algae on bangkok skyscraper rooftops
all images courtesy of energaia



dozens of barrels of green liquid bubble on a rooftop in bangkok, part of an agricultural operation that contributes to an innovative form of urban farming. made possible by sustainable food production company energaia, the containers are filled with an edible algae called spirulina — a blue-green plant that offers a complete composition of vitamins and minerals essential for healthy living. its high protein content could potentially provide an alternative to meat, and its additive properties allow it to be used the main ingredient of pastas and smoothies. partnering with hotels, business and building owners in bangkok, energaia transforms previously unusable rooftops into massive urban farms, producing huge quantities of the edibles. the roofs are an excellent venue for harvesting the super-food because the high temperatures and constant sunlight help optimize growing time. the forward approach aims to counter environmental problems that plague the cities and residents of this planet.


the project transforms previously unusable rooftops into massive urban farms



dozens of barrels of green liquid on a bangkok rooftop



packaged jars of the edible algae ‘skyline spirulina’ were originally harvested from the urban rooftop farm



spirulina transformed into smoothies



spirulina-based pasta, made possible by the urban farming project in bangkok

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