American designers from the agency OVA Studio prepared a new concept of a skyscraper, which is built from shipping containers that are used to transport a wide variety of goods. Although the concept of such a construction is not new, from time to time such projects appear, some even implemented, the project The Hive-Inn is different in that it is the world’s first skyscraper farm.
Built from shipping containers
Source natural, healthy food in the midst, would not be amiss, especially when the condition that every year the density of urban population in all developed countries is growing, and rural – is rapidly declining. In many developed countries, agriculture and dies, despite the wealth of these countries remain without food no one wants, and therefore, new times require new solutions.
According to the material concept, building class The Hive-Inn can be build out of shipping containers, which will be “dressed” in a special frame, similar to that used in the construction of tall buildings. Subsequently, each of the containers can be equipped with high-tech farm, or rather – a greenhouse, where you can grow fruits and vegetables. Such farms will require qualitative isolation from the outside world and a system which allows to generate indoor climate, as well as an artificial change of day and night. However, all this technology mankind has long been a.
It should be added that the concept of urban farms has been a very long time. This topic is not the first decade covered in works of science fiction writers, and the serious scientific work. According to experts, the construction of specialized greenhouses in the middle of the city would bring agriculture to a new, previously-seen level.