The Dragonfly: A Giant Winged Vertical Farm for New York City

Dragonfly can accommodate 28 different agricultural fields for the production of fruit, vegetables, grains, meat and dairy.

By Alexandra Kain - Source: http://inhabitat.com

Photo © Vincent Callebaut

Photo © Vincent Callebaut


Modeled after the wings of a dragonfly, this incredible urban farm concept for New York City’s Roosevelt Island intends to ease the problems of food mileage and shortage, and reconnect consumers with producers. Urban farming is a growing trend amongst savvy city dwellers today, but in a densely packed borough like Manhattan, growth must come vertically. Spanning 132 floors and 600 vertical meters, the Dragonfly can accommodate 28 different agricultural fields for the production of fruit, vegetables, grains, meat and dairy. A combination of solar and wind power make Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut’s Dragonfly concept 100% self sufficient.

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