The first vertical greenhouse in the city of Linkoping
Swedish firm Plantagon has proven to be a pioneer in the first week of February 2012 when they presented the first vertical greenhouse in the city of Linköping. The slanting structure was designed by Sweco, and is hoped to be the first in a series of similar volumes across the world. The Plantagon Greenhouse project is an initiative to provide sustainable solutions to farming in urban environments and offers a viable alternative for the use of excess heating and CO2 from nearby industries.
Plantagon Greenhouse: good for the environment and urban farming
Behind the magnificent glittering greenhouse is a theory that transportation costs will be cut by delivering the produce directly to the end users in urban areas, also reducing environmental damage. A number of green, leafy vegetables will be grown within the crystalline shell, including White Celery Mustard, Kailaan, Osaka Purple and Oriental Saladini, as these species do not need to be harvested subsequently and therefore do not have to be bound or placed in a darkened environment for planting.