GLOBE (hedron) – turning a sustainable urban farming concept into reality
In 2050, the world population is projected to reach more than 9bn people – and more than 50% of us will then live in the city. UrbanFarmers AG is a company committed to helping solve the world’s impending Food Security challenge through the development of urban, decentralized farm systems in cities. We aim to revolutionize the way food is grown in the 21st century – for PEOPLE, PLANET and not just for PROFIT.
Together with our design and product strategy partner Conceptual Devices, we have developed GLOBE (hedron), a unique geodesic rooftop farm design structure which is built using natural, renewable materials such as bamboo for its central structural elements. Inside the structure, we will be utilizing UrbanFarmers AG proprietary Aquaponic system technology, growing both fish and plants in natural synergy with each other. One GLOBE (hedron) could feed a family of 4 with fresh fish and vegetables, salads & herbs - year-round.
GLOBE (hedron) has already entered the global design Buckminster Fuller Challenge 2012. Awards will be given to designs that have significant potential to solve humanities most pressing problems.
Please help us to advance GLOBE (hedron) to a real-world prototype stage! We need your support and help to turn our vision into reality. With your contributions, we can build the first working prototype and advance the concept to an international list of potential customers in cities such as Delhi, Berlin, London, Singapore and Zurich.
P.S.: If only parts of the budget are committed, we will seek alternative ways of financing the rest of the project through own contributions, grants, sponsorships and family & friends.