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Urbanana – French Architecture Firm Designs Plan to Grow Bananas in Paris

First Choice Industrial Weima DealerFrench Architecture firm SOA has designed a plan for a vertical banana plantation to be installed in an historic building in a densely populated Parisian street.  And while SOA’s architectural design concept is visually stunning, the goal is to create an educational farm intended to prompt further plans and discussion regarding the potential for creating future relationships between tropical foods and metropolitan population centers, and the environmental impact of shipping fruit around the world..

Called Urbanana, the six story design features a research lab, restaurant, exposition space, and shop.  Whereby the vertical banana plantation, which will utilize artificial lights,  and catwalks which will be installed in place of the existing floors in the center of the building.

“This collection of features make Urbanana an agricultural operation that’s easy to insert within the urban fabric,” SOA writes on its website.

Additionally, in 2012, SOA founded the Agricultural Urbanism Lab (LUA), association working in the field of urban agriculture in terms of research and development.  This work is carried out in cooperation with several professionals and researchers.

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