AWR COMPETITION: The 690 CHELSEA- City farm & Resident- (Thez15)

The 690 CHELSEA- City farm & Resident- (Thez15) ©2015AAtelier

NYC SKY CONDO
NEW YORK CITY FARM TOWER
INTERNATIONAL IDEAS COMPETITION OF ARCHITECTURE

Project name: The 690 CHELSEA- City farm & Resident- (Thez15)
Teams: Batzorig.B; Badrakh.B; Sumiya.O; Jargalbold.A;
Organizer: AWR COMPETITION
©2015AAtelier

RESEARCH ANALYSIS

Vertical farm and resident
As we know, the vertical farm is the potential solution of food problems that we may face tomorrow. We have all the technologies required to make vertical farm a reality today.
With respect to architectural planning, the vertical farm design depends on more universal factors such as technology and natural resources like sun and wind. There is another aspect that is important: residents, who depend on local factors such as social, cultural, and lifestyle factors. The purpose of this project is to tackle both of these aspects.

New York
Even though it is one of the youngest cities in the world, New York, one of the largest cities in the world, has experienced many changes and challenges.
Originally, it was established as a settlement when the Dutch arrived to Manna-Hata island inhabited by the Algonquin tribe to establish New Amsterdam. After a war between the Dutch and the English, its name was changed to New York. It was an important strategic base during the American War of Independence. Between 1783 and 1790, New York was the capital city of the US and during this time, it grew into the largest city in the US.
1811 Commissioner’s plan was the basis of the city planning of modern-day New York. The railway and metro system established afterwards was another important development that pushed the city to a new level.
It is important to note that it was the setting for most innovations and experiments related to urban development. As a result, New York has the potential to be the setting of the first vertical farm. Continue reading →