Theodore Spyropoulos Studio
Assistants: Mostafa El-Sayed, Manuel Jiménez García
Ralph Antoine Gebara (Lebanon)
Ashkan Ashki (Iran)
Radwa Mostafa Abdelmon Ahmed (Egypt)
Jose Manuel Roldan Caballero (Spain)
With increasing population numbers climbing across the planet mega cities have been forces to rely on obtaining their food supply from abroad. Through soaring oil prices, increased transportation costs and traffic congestion, the current model has put the city’s food security at risk. While alternative models have been proposed, they still overlook the idea of mass production, disregard problems of distribution, are not dynamic and cannot meet the changing demands of the city. In this context, we propose an air-based urban crop production and distribution network that brings food production back into the city. By implementing an urban prototypical farm model, an autonomous, decentralised and dynamic network is essential for dealing with the complexity of a city and its changing demands.