Loopy vertical farm proposed for Singapore

93% of food consumed in Singapore is imported; only 2% of its land is arable. Designboom shows a loopy scheme from Foward Thinking Architecture, part of Spanish architects JAPA

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From Designboom:

The looping constructs will allow maximum amounts of sunlight to grow crops such as spinach, lettuce, broccoli, and cabbage year-round. By shaping them in a vertical as opposed to horizontal fashion, regular activities that occur along the shorelines remain uninterrupted and are actually enhanced by visuals of the individually exposed layers that house hydroponic and aquaponic instruments. In addition, rotating racks on each floor improve the mechanisms while adding to the skyline of Singapore.

Does this all make sense? Adam Stein once scoffed about vertical farms in New York City, saying "Local food has its merits, but that's what New Jersey is for." I think here it might be said, "loopy vertical farms are nice to look at, but that's what Malaysia is for."

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