The following post was contributed by Jeffrey Chan. It is our first contribution towards creating a repository of ideas that will push Singapore towards being more environmentally sustainable. Feel free to improve and build upon his idea and constructive criticism is appreciated!
I was at the City Hall area yesterday when the haughty edifice by architect Moshe Safdie caught my eye. This edifice comprises of three imposing towers standing adjacent to the other towering maybe 60 stories into the air. On their common top straddles a vast, cantilevering plateau of steel and concrete. The next thing that I noticed was its still unadorned, unpainted and likely unfinished skin. Then an idea struck me: what if some of the skin of this vast building complex is used for vertical, urban farming? Continue Reading →