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Visionary Homefarm combines retirement homes and vertical urban farms

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 19, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified Nov 18, 2015

By 2030, one-fifth of Singapore’s population is expected to be over 65 years old. While most nursing homes and retirement communities can feel sterile, SPARK envisions a lively alternative focused on community and urban farming. The curvilinear building wraps around a central courtyard and comprises staggered terraces and a leafy facade outfitted with an aquaponic vertical farming system. The system is irrigated with collected rainwater and treated gray water, while fish waste provides the nutrients....




 

 


 

 

 
 
 
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