Roderick van Oostrom, Kalina Nikolova, Eva Frijns, Merijn Bouman, Nina van Dulmen and Brechje Hooglugt.
Students from different disciplines and different universities. Currently we are all studying in the Netherlands at different universities; University of Amsterdam, University of Twente, WUR and TU Delft.
Our multicultural and interdisciplinary backgrounds are key elements in working together in this project. As a team we have backgrounds in social sciences, technology, environmental sciences and architecture. A great mix for this competition. For this Greenhouse we therefore can design with focus on the social, cultural and economic context.
We are eager to create this greenhouse and see it as an interdisciplinary project which has an social impact, really connect different aspects to come up with the best greenhouse. Explore and learn of different possiblitities of urban farming fitting in our view of sustainable development. With this, we try to really leave a mark, have an impact, on the people in the direct environment of the greenhouse and way beyond.
What we want to achieve
Delivering an project which is complete from beginning to end, covering several fields of our interest. Not only a nice piece of architecture, but a greenhouse that really has concidered the economical, social cultural and technical aspects. This way we will be able to design a greenhouse as a healthy environment to safely poduces healthy food and stimulates this lifestyle within the greenhouse but also to its surrounding context in the city.
We will bring urban farming to the next level of sustainability to provide a healthy future for our planet and its inhabitants.
What are the main starting points of our concept?
Developing a multifunctional building which a feasible and profitable greenhouse conforms to the wishes of the citizens and tourists in Dongguang.
What are the main functions of our building?
This way we will be able to design a greenhouse as a healthy environment to safely poduces healthy food and stimulates this lifestyle within the greenhouse but also to its surrounding context in the city.
We will bring urban farming to the next level of sustainability to provide a healthy future for our planet and its inhabitants. In short our greenhouse incorporates vertical farms, is circular and provides leisure and food for the citizens and tourists of Dongguan.
What are the unique selling points of our concept?
Developing a Technical system while taking the social context in mind.