It is farming concept that converts skyscrapers into crop farms that could help reduce global warming, improve the urban environment and help feed the world’s growing population. This could also help in pesticides free food.
Design of a Skyscraper Farm:
The farms are fitted with Rotating Solar Panels that follows the sun. The panels are also useful in controlling the temperature inside the skyscraper. This will also help in promoting green energy and reduce carbon emission. This will gradually lead to a reduction in costs. Solar heat collectors can also be equipped to dry crops and warm the building.
Glass panels allow the entry of sun rays onto the crops. Glass coating with titanium oxide collects the pollutants from environment and makes water droplets slide down the glass. The droplets can be effectively harvested and used for watering.
The most effective design followed is a circular type. As it allows maximum light into the center. The building architecture is designed in such a way that it can grow more in less space. This could revolutionize the way we grow food.
The buildings are often equipped with office spaces or community living. This will facilitate the use of extra available space for growing their own food. And, healthy eating.
It uses only 10-15% of the water as compared to Traditional farms. Filtered and sterilized wastewater from sewage system can also be used for irrigation. Recycling of water is much more effective.