A 250 m skyscraper with one goal: to produce high quality agriculture. The project by “Capellini Architects” has been selected among hundreds as one of the 30 finalists in the competition organized by Superskyscrapers for the design of a “Vertical Farm and Botanical Garden” in Seoul. The excellent result obtained at the competition has motivated the international team to propose their Vertical Farm design in Singapore and Dubai, together with University of Pisa’s Agricultural Department and Eastproject Srl. as consultors. A skyscraper built to cultivate fresh agricultural products in the very heart of the city. This idea blooms as a result of the union between mathematical geometry and the inspiration in the environment. From the shape created by the Fibonacci spiral and the terraced profile of Spezia’s coastline, the “5 Terre Style Vertical Farm” is born.
It is made up of five different sectors in height, representing Cinque Terre’s famous five villages, declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The building has a water reuse and treatment system for crop irrigation purposes and an aquaculture. chain for the production of tilapia and sturgeon. On the summit of the skyscraper we reach the “University of Taste”, a space dedicated to experiencing the tastes of the gourmet products cultivated downstairs.
An innovative proposal to generate “Km 0” agricultural products in the city through biodynamic farming in a building that is designed regarding the latest and most advanced sustainability standards such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and that, thanks to its Fibonacci Spiral inspired shape, guarantees the best solar exposition. A project based upon the concept of Life Cycle Assessment, using absolutely recyclable and reusable materials, avoiding the use of chemical compounds, thus guaranteeing a better environmental quality.Location: Seoul, South Korea Architect: Capellini Architects
Project name: Vertical Farming in Seoul