Pavillon, EPFL

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LANDSCAPE STRATEGY

The landscape strategy transforms the EPFL into an Agro-Pastoral Campus which combines the meeting, study, and events spaces of a campus with productive, prairie, wild, and wetland biotope communities to reawaken the connection to pre-existing conditions. These biotopes …
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AGRI-Culture – ville et champs, Geneva 2014

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AGRI-Culture addresses three basic topics: the recovery and reclamation of water, the growing, planting, harvesting and

celebrating of food and the appropriation and animation of place.

WATER RECUPERATION

Rainwater harvesting is an essential component to successful
urban agriculture projects. …
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EARTHLING, SEEDLING – LAUSANNE JARDINS 2014

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Earthling + Seedling addresses the preciousness of resources such as water and energy, the cycle of growing, planting,
harvesting and enjoying plants for food and the relationships of people and place.

WATER AND ENERGY

Water is a resource which …
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Quartier de la praille, genève

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Ce site est appréhendé comme une articulation majeure entre différentes formes et activités urbaines (concentration des grands axes de communication, plate-forme multimodale, quartiers d’affaires,  quartiers d’habitations etc.), entre grandes entités paysagères identitaires de la région et espaces urbains genevois.

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Malley, Arrêt sur image

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Ce projet promeut la création d’un quartier à forte densité aux qualités urbaines supérieures, alliant les traces du passé aux besoins du monde d’aujourd’hui, le tout dans un esprit d’ouverture pour un futur durable.

La ville se construit au fil …
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Evaluation du potentiel d’aménagement de serres sur les toits du Valon à Lausanne

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M.E.P La Casaz

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Le MEP de la Casaz, à Bulle vise la qualité d’intégration paysagère d’un nouvel ensemble de logements dans un tissu villageois de faible densité. Le site, à proximité immédiate du centre, offre un cadre paysager exceptionnel bénéficiant de vues remarquables, …
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Urban capacity testing

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1. Select Swiss city and plausible site for new construction

2. Calculate capacity of need for case-study area based upon daily population (residential and other)

3. Locate new neighborhood based upon general …
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Chamard châtelard, Yverdon-les-bains

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Suite à l’abandon du projet de canal Rhin-Rhône, et la disponibilité consécutive de larges espaces auparavant réservés, Agglo y a lancé un MEP visant à définir les conditions d’aménagement de ce secteur partiellement bâti situé aux portes de la ville, …
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Les Parties, Yverdon-les-bains

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L’équipe pluridisciplinaire pour Les Parties, pilotée par Urbaplan avec la participation de VWA pour la thématique paysage, a abordé l’urbanisation d’un espace actuellement agricole, pris entre la frange urbaine existante et le viaduc. Le programme prévu pour ce secteur inclut …
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Evaluation du potentiel d’aménagement de serres sur les toits à Genève

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Ce mandat d’étude en cours, accordé par le service d’agriculture du canton de Genève au groupement pluridisciplinaire Agridea, Agroscope Proficrops et VWA, vise à faire une synthèse des différentes expériences de serres sur les toits et à proposer un concept …
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Les Plaines-du-Loup, Métamorphose

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Permettant d’associer la production alimentaire à une démarche urbanistique, le projet de concours VWA pour les Plaines-du-Loup considère l’activité agricole comme un élément qualifiant les espaces libres du quartier et lui conférant une forte identité. Ne cherchant pas à concurrencer …
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Centrale de biométhanisation de la ville de lausanne et cuisine froide du CHUV

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Une usine de biométhanisation (30’000m2) et une cuisine de préparation d’aliments froids pour le CHUV sont projetés au sein du périmètre «Coeur du P.A.R.C.» du parc d’agglomération de la Blécherette, plus précisément à proximité de la ferme de Cery. La …
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schéma directeur du nord lausannois (sdnl), chantier 4a

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Le chantier 4a du SDNL, portant sur les «Stratégies de préservation et d’évolution de la nature et du paysage», appelle à émettre des propositions générales pour l’entier du périmètre du secteur ainsi qu’une vision plus concrète pour sa partie sud : …
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Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes, Andre Viljoen, Joe Howe

This book on urban design extends and develops the widely accepted ‘compact city’ solution. It provides a design proposal for a new kind of sustainable urban landscape: Urban Agriculture. By growing food within an urban rather than exclusively rural environment, …
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ParcFertile – Winning Entry for Urban Farm Park Competition in Bernex

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ParcFertile, a submission by Verzone Woods Architects in Rougemont, Switzerland, has won the international competition to build an urban farm park on about 9 hectares of land in Bernex, Switzerland.

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Ravine city

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The Toronto Ravine System, running like fingers through the city and housing diverse ecosystems, is Toronto’s defining natural feature. The artificial ravines function much like natural ravines – controlling water flow, cleansing the air as well as creating habitat and biomass. …
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Rooftop farming in Romainville

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The project is born out of the reclamation of a 60s social housing project and plans to integrate a rooftop greenhouse system that will support urban rooftop farming. The mixed use building allows communities to reduce the distance between food …
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Greenhouse Village

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Greenhouse Village is a concept that enables a complete decentralized solution for energy and water supply, waste and water treatment and recycling of nutrients through a shared system between greenhouses and homes. Dutch greenhouses account for almost 100% of the …
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Growing Power Vertical Farm

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The vertical farm will expand and improve Growing Power’s greenhouse and aquaponics operations currently spread over a two-acre site located in the City of Milwaukee. Five stories of south-facing greenhouse will allow the production of plants, vegetables, and herbs year-round. …
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FoodTubes

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The Urban Food Tubes delivery system is a project imagined by a collaboration of engineers and academics called FoodTubes. This design repurposes the tube infrastructure in the UK, by supplying the contents of the tube for transporting groceries. The function …
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Deltapark Agropark

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The Delta Park represents a combination of non-land-reliant intensive sectors with industrial processing, located on an industrial estate in an urban setting. It combines glasshouse horticulture, protein production, abattoirs, meat processing, waste sorting, recycling, product processing, bio-refinery, the production of …
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Mithun Center for Urban Agriculture

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Conceived as a “living building” which draws resources from its immediate environment to become self-sufficient, the proposal for the Center for Urban Agriculture features gray and rain water collection systems, photovoltaic cells, vegetable gardens, greenhouses and a chicken farm. The …
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Agromere

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The city of Almere (30 km east of Amsterdam) has to double in size (190,000 towards 350,000 inhabitants) over the next 20 years. This summer Almere launched its plans for this so called ‘Scale Jump Almere 2030′ (Almere 2.0). East …
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100-Mile Diet

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The 100-Mile Diet is a non-fiction book where the authors, Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon, recount their experiences on restricting their diet for a year to foods only grown within 100 miles of their residence. Finding little in grocery stores, …
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Farview Park, RIVERFIRST Project

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The winning entry for the Minneapolis Riverfront Competition, the RIVERFIRST Project establishes a design framework to address 4 challenges for the 21st century: water, health, mobility and green economy. RIVERFIRST design initiatives function at multiple scales to link larger natural, …
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Dongtan Eco-Project

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The newly designed city responds to an intense urbanization of the rural population. Planned double-decker organic farms replaces agriculture lost to building. All waste is recycled for agriculture or energy. In some cases former agricultural land will be returned to …
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Aquaculture in a geodesic dome

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“Ever since R. Buckminster Fuller popularized the design in the mid-20th century, there’s been something captivating about the geodesic dome. While the structure typically makes architecture lovers salivate, now it’s conquering the heart of another type of urbanist: the …
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UrbanFarmers

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UrbanFarmers develops closed-loop, eco-sustainable, aquaponic production systems whose mission is to produce local food, fish and vegetables, in the city and for the city.
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Hantz Farms Detroit

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Hantz Farms Detroit aims to create the world’s largest urban farm. As Detroits population and economy have declined over the years, much of the city is vacant or dispersed across the city limits. John Hantz sees urban agriculture as a …
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Hanging Gardens of Barcelona

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The Hanging Gardens of Barcelona is a studio project by Nicola Placella and Magnus Svensson of The Why Project, headed by Winy Maas. The project explores the scale at which urban agriculture would need to occur to make Barcelona at …
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CPULs: Continuous Productive Urban Landscapes

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Continuous Productive Urban Landscape (CPUL) is a design concept advocating the coherent introduction of interlinked productive landscapes into cities as an essential element of sustainable urban infrastructure. Central to the CPUL concept is the creation of multi-functional open urban space …
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Farming Concrete

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Farming Concrete is a research endeavor that seeks to quantify community gardens in New York City. By measuring the area of the land being farmed, the amount of food being grown, and a economic value of that food, they begin …
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PS 216 Edible Schoolyard

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The design is a series of interlinked sustainable systems that produce energy and heat, collect rainwater, process compost and sort waste with an off-grid infrastructure. A mobile greenhouse roof covers 1600 square feet of ground in the winter and slides …
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Edible City

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The documentary film, Edible City, explores issues and meanings surrounding food urbanism in the San Francisco Bay Area. Food security, self-sufficiency, energy costs and the development of a community around the movement of food urbanism is explored.

This film is …
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Food Urbanism Sessions at the IFLA 2011 Congress in Zurich

Food Urbanism will be one of the dozen topics being discussed at this year’s annual International Federation of Landscape Architects congress in Zurich. On Monday, June 27, two sessions will feature presentations from eight speakers currently preparing work and research …
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Loutet Park

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The Loutet Park Farm is a pilot project which seeks to address a wide range of issues of urban quality through the creation of an urban farm in an under-used portion of a public park in Vancouver, British Columbia. The …
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