Growroom: Urban Organic Farming

growroom-doneThe design for The Growroom, credited to SPACE10 and architects Mads-Ulrik Husum and Sine Lindholm, is an urban farm pavilion that looks into how cities can feed themselves through food producing architecture, is now open source and available for anyone to use.

Local food represents a serious alternative to the global food model. It reduces food miles, our pressure on the environment, and educates our children of where food actually comes from. The result on the dining table is just as fascinating. We could produce food of the highest quality that tastes better, is much more nutritional, fresh, organic and healthy.

The challenge is that traditional farming take up a lot of space and space is a scarce resource in our urban environments.

The Growroom is designed for cities and with its size 2,8 x 2,5 meter it has a small spatial footprint as you grow vertically. It is designed to support our everyday sense of well being in the cities by creating a small oasis or ‘pause’-architecture in our high paced societal scenery and enables people to connect with nature as we smell and taste the abundance of herbs and plants. The pavilion, built as a sphere, can stand freely in any context and points in a direction of expanding contemporary and shared architecture.

The overlapping slices ensure that water and light can reach the vegetation on each level, without reaching the visitor within and thereby functions as a growth activator for the vegetation and shelter for the visitor.

You can build your own Growroom in 17 easy steps.

Instructions

CNC Files

The Growroom has a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which means that the design can be shared, copied and build upon without asking permission and that we don’t take responsibility for your safety. The only condition is that you credit the original work to SPACE10 and architects Mads-Ulrik Husum and Sine Lindholm, throw in a link and indicate if any changes have been made.

The Growroom is enabled by future living-lab SPACE10 and Danish architects Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrik Husum

All architectural drawings are by Sine Lindholm and Mads-Ulrik Husum.

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