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The Growroom: Beautifully Designed Farming Sphere

This urban farming project wants to spark conversations about how we can bring nature back into our cities, grow our own food and tackle the increasing demand for more food in the future.

As the world’s population increases, the demand for food is rising. Especially cities and metropolitan areas become more dependent on imported foods and the supply is becoming more sensitive to environmental and market fluctuations. A growing number of urban farming solutions offer healthy alternatives. One of them is The Growroom.

Its makers envision a future where we start to grow much more food inside our cities. Ideally, complete self sustaining eco systems will be able to supply us with super fresh food of highest quality, all year round. Better food is healthier, more nutritional and does neither put massive pressure on our dwindling supplies of fresh water nor on our environment.

This green sphere was designed and built by Space10 (a future-living lab, funded by IKEA) and the Danish architects Mads-Ulrik Husum and Sine Lindholm. It has been displayed in Copenhagen at the Chart Art Fair and the Vice Munchies Festival. Filled with herbs, veggies, and edible plants from floor to ceiling, The Growroom is an artistic exploration of the potentials of urban farming.

Visitors could step into the farm, smell the abundance of herbs and plants, and taste a future where food is produced in a sustainable manner inside our cities and as a natural part of people’s lives.

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