Strawberry Fields

Central Glass International Architectural Design Competition
Tobias Klein, Paul Giencke, Kleopatra Chelmi, Eleanor Dodman, Graham K. Smith & Arphenotype

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80% of world population will live in towns and cities by 2050. It is 50% today

80% of people in th UK live in towns and cities today

80% of Londons food is imported

23% of each persons carbon footprint comes from the production of food and its transport

1.4m of allotments around the UK in 1943, which produced 1.3 million tonnes of food – half the nations fruit and veg- etable needs

200,000 allotments have been lost across the UK in the past 30 years



The vertical alottments are linked together in eahc district, which means that not every allotment needs all layers of production. Overall goal is to introduce into the urban fabric a zero carbon network which produces food and energy; a new elastic network which will form the spine of future society and connects different cultures with there basic needs in an nowadays anonymous urban environ- ment. This green fabric forms a new gathering space for the people who live in this district. The social aspect is farming, which tries to adapt historic idea of a village has now become an urban village. the aspects of social order whith the equlibirium of nature to the idea that human being itself fills the gap, a gap which should taken care of and forms a gathering space. this feedback loop of produc- tion and social care also educates young people. The new gathering spaces transform the brutalist high-rise into a projected situation of urban farming, a symbiotical rela- tionship between nature and social order.