"Living" skyscrapers will help solve the food problem

According to the calculations of demographers, by 2050 the world's population will increase by another 3 billion inhabitants, a significant part of whom will live in numerous megacities. In this regard, the food problem will become one of the most important.

Now imagine this picture: in the middle of the skyscrapers of a huge metropolis, an unusual structure rises, very reminiscent of a tree made of glass and concrete, the "crown" of which is filled with vertical gardens. They provide the city with cereals, fruits and vegetables - in a word, all the necessary foodstuffs, while also providing clean air.

The authors of the project titled "Dubbed Urban Skyfarm" - Aprilli Design Studio. It involves the creation of a "living" skyscraper with a height of 160 meters with a total area of ​​1.5 million square meters. However, not the entire area will be occupied by plantations. Part of the territory is intended for walking and recreation. The main method of growing food crops is hydroponics, which uses porous materials like vermiculite or expanded clay instead of traditional soil.

The lower part of this structure will house food markets, processing plants and water supply facilities. And at the very top there will be an array of solar panels with an area of ​​3200 square meters and wind turbines, which will fully provide the entire complex with cheap electricity.