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Skyscraper-the Plantagon greenhouse will feed 5,000 people a year

The project “The World Food Building” implemented by more than half in 2012, Swedish company Plantagon began construction…
The project “The World Food Building” implemented by more than half in 2012, Swedish company Plantagon began construction in Linkoping city buildings of a new type. To put into operation his plan to 2020 and it will be the first home-gardens of the XXI century, which has a purely practical purpose. Here is grown the food.
The idea is simple — to build in the middle of a big city vertical complex of greenhouses with vegetables and berries to feed the townspeople. The question of implementation – the Swedes from Plantagon have developed a complete and approved government project worth $40 million is Not too much, considering the price of real estate, plus this building can tens of years to generate fresh produce for 5,000 people a year – the population of a residential area.
The skyscraper garden (plantscraper), as it is called, looks like a tall building, the floors of which is entirely filled with greenhouses. Everything works on the hydroponics and controlled by the automation, the beds with plants isolated from the polluted urban environment. But in fact, are within walking distance from consumers – if you put one green skyscraper in each region, the logistics costs in the supply of fresh food is reduced to a minimum.
Food for 5000 people per year is the estimated parameters, the reality may be different, both for better and worse. The building needs significant amounts of electricity and water, which will create stress on urban infrastructure. However, the cultivation of vegetables, you can maintain a flexible pace responsive to demand.

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