Winner of “The 2030 Challenge” organized by the City of Vancouver “to address climate change plans and to guide greener and denser development, reducing carbon emissions for the future,” the “Harvest Green Project’ by Romses Architects will grow vegetables, herbs, fruit, fish, egg laying chickens, and a boutique goat and sheep dairy facility through the vertical farming. Featuring a green design, the structure will harvest renewable energy with photovoltaic glazing and small and large-scale wind turbines to support the solar and wind-farm infrastructure.
Apart from harnessing the geothermal, wind and solar energy, the Harvest Green Project also includes a big rainwater cistern that will provide on-site irrigation for various indoor and outdoor crops and roof gardens. Moreover, the vertical farming composting non-edible parts of plants and animals will add energy back to the grid through methane production. Furthermore, the project will also include residential, transit, a large farmers market and supermarket, together with food related retail/hospitality, office and agricultural research and educational facilities. In short, the green project is an ideal equilibrium of sustainable resources and modern necessities of human life, leading to a healthy lifestyle