The VertiFarm International Trade Fair in Dortmund, Germany, from September 27 to 29, 2023, turned the spotlight toward the future of urban living with a thematic exhibition featuring the projects of the Green Tower Hong Kong architectural competition. This exceptional presentation, which ran alongside a broader event, offered a unique glimpse into the innovative potential of urban design and sustainable living.
VertiFarm: Bridging Farming and Urban Living
VertiFarm, the world’s first dedicated trade show for Vertical Farming & New Food Systems, served as an ideal platform for this thematic exhibition. It’s all about merging farming with the cityscape, showcasing the innovative potential of vertical farming and Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA). With the vital support of the Association for Vertical Farming (AVF), VertiFarm has created a platform where knowledge, technology, research, and networking converge.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Association for Vertical Farming for their unwavering support and cooperation during the Green Tower Hong Kong exhibition. Without their contributions, this thematic showcase would not have been possible.
Green Tower Hong Kong: Shaping Future Cities
The Green Tower Hong Kong competition challenged designers to envision a residential skyscraper that integrates vertical farming while addressing the modern challenges faced by Hong Kong. The result is a remarkable fusion of sustainable living, urban agriculture, and modern societal needs.
The designs presented at the exhibition were nothing short of groundbreaking. They aimed to reimagine contemporary high-rise buildings, creating structures that are both visually stunning and deeply embedded in the city’s landscape. These visionary projects offer a profound connection to the surrounding cityscape, delivering a strong sense of place and purpose.
In summary, VertiFarm 2023 provided an inspiring platform for the Green Tower Hong Kong thematic exhibition to showcase designs that harmonize urban living with sustainable agriculture. The future of cities is taking a greener, more vibrant turn, and these projects are a glimpse into the promising skyline of tomorrow.