Imagine a vertical farm that produces more energy than it consumes, and you have Vincent Callebaut’s Hyperions in India. This complex features six 36-story connected towers built from cross-laminated timber locally sourced from from a Delhi forest. These are designed to achieve a net-zero environmental footprint, complete with a recycling system for gray water, black water, and food waste. Wind turbines and solar panels generate enough electricity to keep everything running. Continue reading to see more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images of the urban farm.
“Topped with a glass bioclimatic domed greenhouse and clad in solar panels, each tower houses a mix of programming, from business incubators and coworking spaces to student housing and larger apartments. The living areas are integrated with the farming spaces, which the architects say can produce 20 kilos of organic fruit and vegetables per square meter (4 pounds per square foot) that would be sold through local fair trade shops,” according to Inhabitat.