Residential tower to encourage residents to grow greens
The firm Studio Lokal from Denmark has unveiled plans to build a tower in Copenhagen that will encourage residents to grow their own food.
The structure will be on the site of a former produce market, and for that reason the architects incorporated spacious balconies into the design, where each of the residents will be able to grown their own fruits and veggies, reports Jetson Green.
The building, for which no timetable has been announced, will be called Hanging Gardens, and it will be in the historic area of Copenhagen called Carlsberg. To make sure the building blends in with the surrounding historic structures, some of the design elements were borrowed from nearby buildings, namely the Carlsberg Brewery.
The tower will rise to a height of 152 feet and will have a total floorspace of 102,257 square feet. The building will feature 200 units, each with its own balcony, so all residents will have their own small garden.
Construction will be done using materials sourced locally as much as possible, while the tower will also feature a closed rooftop garden to effectively provide a sort of green roof for the structure. The roof garden and the surrounding areas will be accessible to residents.
The architects say that combined with the greenery grown on each balcony, this façade will make it easy to manage rainwater, as well as reduce solar heat gain in the apartments, and shield the balconies from wind.
To further encourage residents to grow their own greens, there will be a farmers market on the ground floor of the building, where they will be able to sell, trade or buy produce.
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