Modern Architecture – Dragonfly Vertical Farm: New York (10 pics)


Modeled after the wings of a dragonfly, Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut designed this incredible vertical farm to ease the ever-increasing need for ecological and environmental self-sufficiency in the urban cityscape. The proposed development, designed around the Southern bank of Roosevelt Island in New York, would cultivate food, agriculture, farming and renewable energy in an urban setting.

Spanning 132 floors and almost 2000 vertical feet (600 meters), the Dragonfly can accommodate 28 different agricultural fields for the production of fruit, vegetables, grains, meat and dairy. Plant and animal farming is arranged throughout the Dragonfly's steel and glass set of wings. Numerous offices, research labs, housing and communal areas can also be found inside the vertical farm.

A combination of solar and wind power make the Dragonfly concept 100% self-sufficient. The modern structure also accumulates rainwater to irrigate the farming.

Vincent Callebaut

Eugene Kim

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