We have a huge challenge – to feed an entire world!
About 80% of population live in cities. Our mission is to find a way how to provide the population with large amounts of healthy food and also keep an eye on a waist of energy and nature saving.
As students of architecture major, we propose an architecture-engineering scientific project coming together to try to solve the issues of the world ( increasing population- about 9 billion by 2050; climate changes-drought, floods; energy, water, space/land waste; plant diseases; insects; unemployment). There are a lot of issues and problems how to farm outside. What we suggest as an idea is a high modern store building used as a greenhouse. Vertical farming is an indoor farming, that do not depend on weather, has no agricultural run off ( light, water, nutrition), allow the restoration for ecosystem. One important advantage is that there is no need for pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers, so here can be produced 100% Eco food. It provides a water safe for about 70-90% and about 90-100% of energy safe. The post harvest plant material assure animal feed. A tall farming greenhouse also assure people with work, so they can control the food safety and security.
He discovers a lonely plant growing in a trash heap. The plant becomes a symbol of humanity’s return to Earth.
Wall-e’s solar powered system is a mirror of the plant, which is solar powered life. What’s more is that Wall-e puts his new find into a boot. A plant – symbolizing life – is now in a work boot – symbolizing labor and productivity – it is a big of hope from amidst all the desolation.
We are alike that little robot from the cartoon. As little as we are - students from a small country called Moldavia, trying to make a huge step up – a change! To create a project that will help to increase food production process on Earth. We want to build greenhouses especially in places where are not favorable conditions to plant in natural manner. This international contest gives us a great responsibility of informing our citizens, teachers, friends about „how to assure ourselves with food?” – not buying it from other countries. We could inform and motivate them how to run up a great, modern business, decrease unemployment and keep the nature safe.
Only with ingeniously, care for people and thought for food, we can affect health, nutrition and food shortage all over the world!