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High Density Urban Agriculture Proposal, Sagrado Corazón Station

Objectives

  • Develop a project that promotes urban agriculture in sub-utilized  lands of the island.
  • Establish research facilities for ongoing investigation on future crop technologies
  • Open source results to general community
  • Reduce dependency of imported goods
  • Promote community self-management, maximize resource yield and sustainability

 

Program

  • Traditional Crop Areas
  • Hydroponic Crop Areas
  • Administration Offices
  • Restrooms
  • Organic Marketplace
  • Horticulture Resource Center
  • Research Laboratories
  • Organic Restaurant

 

Strategies

  • Use of standard, reusable, and adaptable modules
  • Modular, light, and efficient structural members
  • Mechanical connexions that allow assembly and disassembly of structures
  • Traditional agriculture
  • High density hydroponic agriculture
  • Sustainability – efficient use of resources (soil, water, energy)
  • Integration with urban and natural environments

 

Design Team: Angel R. Marrero and Carlos Vigo