20 futuristic urban farms and green spaces
• 20 futuristic urban farms and green spaces
In our age of urbanization, urban communities are trying to solve the problem of food security, climate control, and are, for example, how to make our concrete jungle more like ... well, it was a jungle.
Photos of these wonderful urban green areas show that urban agriculture could pave the way for a real change in the future.
Cloud Mountain - Singapore. One of the central Gardens by the Bay in Singapore called "Cloud Mountain". The path ascends in a spiral to a height of almost 42 meters. On the reverse side of the mountain - a waterfall. (Not in the frame). The entire structure is covered with epiphytes, such as orchids from tropical mountainous regions of Southeast Asia and South America.
The Gardens on Markessak - France. The old man (1860), but the Mighty. These elegant gardens in the Dordogne region may be one of the most original futuristic green spaces in the world. Thousands of boxwood bushes and cypress trees planted in an unimaginable manner that affects the mind.
The hotel "Parkroyal" - Singapore. This hyper - modern luxury hotel has more than 15 000 square meters (and six levels) of the heavenly gardens, which are suspended between the blocks of rooms. The gardens have a feature waterfalls and pools. planted with native plants in the garden.
The building Akros - Fukuoka, Japan. Terraces in 15 steps takes 100 thousand square meters. m an amazing park. The park is ideal for meditation sessions at lunchtime.
Library Square in Vancouver - Vancouver Library Square is a perfect combination of beautiful gardens on the roof and a massive glass atrium, which helps blur the line between the room and the street.
Ateneum Hotel - London. This eight-storey vertical garden carries a diverse ecosystem of plants, flowers, insects and birds in the city center.
Nanyang University - Singapore. Curving, suitable for walking on the roof of the green track "roll" to the five-storey building of the campus of the University of Nanyang.
High Line Park - New York. Built on an abandoned rail line elevated above the streets of Manhattan's West Side. High Line - is a one of a kind urban space for walking, jogging and relaxation.
Gardens by the Bay - Singapore. All futuristic park / garden in Singapore was built on reclaimed land.
supertree - Singapore. Like baobabs supertree in "Gardens by the Bay" mimic the ecological function of the trees: it solar cells, which use solar energy for lighting (as well as photosynthesis in real wood); and collect rainwater for irrigation and fountains (as well as trees absorb rainwater for growth). Yet these supertree working on the fence and the air outlet in the cooling system for greenhouses.
Reina Roja Hotel - Cozumel, Mexico. Bar and swimming pool on the roof of the hotel Reina Roja surrounded by plants, trees, flowers in pots and vases with plants.
Public Farm 1 - Queens, New York. Technically, this art installation urban gardening holiday. Public Farm 1 represents a henhouse and a station for the manufacture of juice. Everything works from solar panels.
Farm Yau Ma Tei - Hong Kong. For the construction of farms on the roof, Hong Kong and the farmers agree to co-operate with local communities. A group of artists, designers, and support local farmers special products to reduce the carbon footprint.
Farm NGAU Tau Kok - Hong Kong. Another Hong Kong mini-farm - it is 370 square meters on the roof in an industrial area on which grow herbs and vegetables. On weekends, visitors open excursion.
Garden Space Theory - Scotland. If you put Gandalf, Timothy Leary, Willie Wonka and the Mad Hatter in the room with their substance and tell them to design a garden - it would have been exactly the garden! The garden is open only once a year, so plan your business accordingly.
The California Academy of Sciences - San Francisco. Each year a massive green roof prevents eight thousand tons of rainwater become torrential streams.
City Hall Green Roof Chicago - Chicago. This roof garden in the center of the city was planted in 2000. Basically here is dominated by prairie plants that are typical for the Chicago region. The roof garden reduces the cost of City Hall for cooling and heating, and holds 75% of the rainfall to hit them in the storm drains.
Parks Namba - Osaka, Japan. Among the noisy urban areas of Osaka Namba Parks offer nature reserve eight stories: a tree groves, clusters of rocks, cliffs, lawn, streams, waterfalls, ponds and terraces.
Vancouver garden compost - Vancouver. Originally established in 1982, to demonstrate how much food can be grown in an urban courtyard, is a farm that does not use pesticides, in 1990, it turned its attention to composting. This garden runs a non-profit organization "urban farmers".
Pasona 02 - Tokyo. Built in a series of converted bank vaults, the urban underground farm was designed to provide agricultural training for the unemployed or people who are interested in changing your profession. Since the farm is located under the ground, it uses artificial lights and hydroponics for growing crops.