Plantagon designs office block containing a 60-metre-high urban farm

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video features a proposal for an office tower that doubles as a vertical farm, by Swedish architecture firm Plantagon.

Called the World Food Building, the project is currently under construction in the Swedish town of Linköping and is due to be completed in 2020.

Half of the 60-metre-tall building will be occupied by offices, while the other half will be used as an urban greenhouse.

In the greenhouse spaces, food will be grown using hydroponic farming – a method that involves submersing crops in nutrient-rich water. This technique is becoming increasingly popular with urban-farming experts as it doesn’t require large areas of land to be successful.

Plantagon says the building will demonstrate the company’s approach to urban architecture. It calls this “agritechture” – a portmanteau word combining the terms agriculture, technology and architecture.

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