How and Where?
Located in the Lyon district in France, Alliade Habitat, social housing developer, will build a Urban farm on top of new apartment buildings. Type of production: Hydroponics/ Aeroponics in the greenhouse and substrat for the rest of the farm.
The project consists in imagining and building an urban farm in, on and around a social housing block, so that the farm and the housing are no longer separate urban entities but a whole capable of proposing a new way of inhabiting the city.
The rooftop greenhouse will be of around 200m 2 with a roof garden of 700 m2. Why ?
Housing, agriculture, transportation and waste management account for more than 50% of greenhouse gas emissions.
Urban sprawl consumes between 50 and 60,000 hectares of agricultural land each year.
Food supply is distant, fragile and dependent on the world market.
It has been that Living clause to ecological and sustainable food garden improve quality of life of the inhabitants and the neighborhood.
Fresh and ecologically grown food , vegetable, herbs, aromatics will be available for the inhabitants in their own rooftop all year, according to seasonality and natural cycles.
Urban farming has a pedagogical and educative impact on urban population to awake consciousness about food and ecological transition, climate change and agriculture.
Alliade Habitat, part of the Action Logement group, is a developer and social housing landlord. This project is a partnership between Lyon metropolis, Alliade Habitat, Ma Ville Verte (and ENSAL, Lyon architecture school.
Target Market: Inhabitants of the neighborhood.
Matthieu Arar, CTO at Ma Ville Verte