As a project undertaken with a team assembled by Birmingham-based K4 Architects, the brief was to redesign an ex-industrial space set within Digbeth. The main focus for the project was urban agriculture, and part of the brief was that no ground could be broken, requiring some innovative solutions.
Individually, I focused on a system of hydroponics as the medium for growing and devised a system of using waste containers from the site as a means to economically and effectively implement this. I also looked at suspended cultivation, and the possibility of using a steel structure already there for this. Using precedents from other similar schemes, we also looked at other systems of growing in an urban environment, as well as how this could be transformed in to an economically viable proposal.
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