A Moveable Feast: urban agriculture comes to Amsterdam

The project brief was to design a temporary public garden in a building construction site ( a 160m x 60m 6m deep construction pit!) along the banks of the Ij river.  I chose to create an urban farm for the production of fruits, vegetables, and high value crops in modular planters on a scaffold system oriented to the sun. The site is enclosed by a fencing system that creates a green volume, taking its place within the dense urban fabric of the site. Terraces and greenhouses withing the farm create opportunities for education and recreation – my goal was to make an urban farm that is productive but also oriented towards leisure and education.


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