United States - A huge skyscraper, designed by Belgian architect could revolutionize the agriculture of the future. Set in a large city, this greenhouse area will continue to support a rural activity in urban areas.
The building is 600 meters high spread and over 132 floors. It is large enough to contain cattle, poultry and also 28 different crops.
The building may also house apartments and offices. The roofs are well suited for residents to have their own gardens on different floors.
The skyscraper, already named Dragonfly (Dragonfly), due to its special form, has two towers arranged around a giant greenhouse. Two "wings" huge, made of glass and steel are attached, giving the building its dragonfly.
To heat such a structure in winter, solar collectors are installed to trap heat in the wings of the building. In summer, natural ventilation and evapotranspiration of plants used to maintain freshness.
Outdoor gardens are also provided to filter rainwater and wastewater. Organic treatment could then be reused in the context of agriculture.
It is a Belgian architect, Vincent Callebaut, who has created this spectacular building. He is already known for his extraordinary projects, such as floating city developed along the lines of a water lily. Dubbed lilypads, this could enable people to live normally in spite of rising sea level (see pictures).
The Dragonfly has, however, been designed for the population for years to come. Indeed, if the urban population already includes 3.1 billion people, this promises to rise to 5.5 billion by 2025.
The real green town would be a way to integrate new agriculture in the urban everyday life while relying on natural resources biodegradable and reusable, to protect the environment.