How far would you go to grow fresh produce in your home? For many, the idea of home grown fruits and vegetables means planting seeds in a few pots around the home. A clever team from The Agricultural Urbanism Lab however, took the concept a little further with Urbanana – a design project that brings an urban vertical banana plantation to the heart of Paris streets.
The idea is a particularly creative one. The vertical garden would be contained by a glass commercial building and would function as an urban botanical garden, providing support for urban agriculture and even adding a bit of visual appeal through its location.
Along with its environmentally friendly appeal, Urbanana also offers a fantastic contrast to the contemporary look of adjacent buildings and high tech development. Since bananas are quickly becoming a highly sought after and expensive fruit in Europe, the development would both provide for local markets and showcase a luxury item.
The concept could certainly be a great starting point for other urban agricultural growth ideas and much more. What would you think of scene? Do you think that Urbanana is a smart design?
Source and images via Urban Gardens