Sanjay Gangal is the President of IBSystems, the parent company of AECCafe.com, MCADCafe, EDACafe.Com, GISCafe.Com, and ShareCG.Com.
Hive-Inn™ City Farm in NYC by OVA STUDIO LTD
July 20th, 2014 by Sanjay Gangal
Article source: OVA STUDIO LTD
Hive-Inn™ City Farm is a modular farming structure where containers are designed and used as farming modules and acts as an ecosystem where each unit plays a role in producing food, harvesting energy and recycling waste and water.
The idea of this ecosystem is to bring farming down-town and grow fresh produces near their urban consumers.
Containers can be owned or rented by major organic brands, local restaurants or even serve as private local gardens / kitchen gardens. They can also serve educational purposes for the neighbouring schools.
Containers can be taken out, plugged-in or replaced to switch usage from farming to hotel rooms, service apartments and offices…etc. The Hive-Inn™ structure shows here another aspect of its possible uses (see Hive-Inn™ Hotel ) and demonstrate its versatility.
We chose New York City as an iconic landing site for the first Hive-Inn™ City Farm, near the U.N. headquarters to symbolize the world-wide adaptability and versatility of this concept.
Our contemporary cities are expanding at an exponential rate, with forecasts of over 70% of the world population living in cities by 2025. And in the process more concrete is poured, the urban landscape becoming and built concrete and asphalt jungle.
We theorise that this urban population will eventually thrive to reconnect with nature and we propose that Hive-Inn™ City Farm act as catalyzer of this demand, some form of “seed” that will disperse itself in the urban landscape and slowly transform it to a “better” environment.
Beyond this theoretical idea we also believe that today’s food production is completely disconnected from the end-user who has little say on how and what food are produced.
Hive-Inn™ City Farm by its scale allows citizens to take back command of their food production, through community based kitchen gardens, neighborhood cooperatives and supermarkets selling locally grown produces, from Producer directly to Consumers with no intermediaries.
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