Floating Permaculture as a living organism, a nomadic urban autonomous system designed for local, national and international awareness of water, energy, natural systems and urban rethinking – self sufficient and resourceful.

Today young architects trying to bring farming components back into the urban environment, but rarely as an autonomous system rather often it is still based on fossil fuel elements, transportation and use of non recycled freshwater. Also it is fact that it is not possible to create farms on every roof due to static, orientation and shadow from next door buildings.

Floating Permaculture deals with the futuristic but real scenario that in short term either through flooding or due to overpopulation, normal farming as we know, is not longer possible. Food production becomes a vulnerable system linked to fossil fuel. The transportation of produced food takes often 1.000 of Kilometres before it reaches the consumer. This leads to traffic congestion, air pollution and carbon output. Also numbers show that in around 45 year mankind is running out of fossil fuels like oil and coal; hence it is logical to set up a trendsetting system of food and energy harvesting, which works self sufficient. Those systems could reduce the amount of freshwater used in Agriculture (which is nowadays 70%) and society would benefit by social food justice and education.
Target is to create a “Floating Permaculture” which symbioses energy and food production as a floating “green reactor”; an autonomous floating farm. Proposed is that those floating reactors could “swarm” out in the North Sea linked to existing off-shore wind farms. Further benefit in creating floating farms is to reduce the storm water run-off, which is destroying the estuaries and the oceans

Also if we assume that fossil energy is gone in 45 years, it means that we have to focus on new ways to gain energy; this energy forms the spine of our society. Without energy there is no food transportation and production.
Floating Permaculture as a living organism, a nomadic urban autonomous system designed for local, national and international awareness of water, energy, natural systems and urban rethinking – self sufficient and resourceful.

Cities in it self are vulnerable system, which rely on a continuous supply on food and energy. This system builds the spine of todays society.
Britain was suddenly cut-off, figures indicate that it would take only three full days before social strife ensued and law and order broke down. Food travels thousands of miles to reach urban consumers, which adds to traffic congestions, air pollution and carbon output.
Reduces the agricultural runoff, which is destroying the estuaries and the oceans. 70% off freshwater is used worldwide in agriculture…
Electric vessels as floating batteries for cars etc. battery the public net.