Plantascrapers – Our Edible Future

Linkoping, Sweden will be the first city to house a vertical greenhouse, some 17 storeys high, sufficient to grow enough fruit and vegetables to feed the city. Scheduled to be up and running by the end of 2013, this seemingly obviously innovation has been devised by Swedish company, Plantagon as a response to the United Nations prediction that by 2050, some 80% of the global population will be living in cities.Whilst this project has taken some 12 years to come to fruition, it is now serving as a blueprint for other cities to construct their own. Furthermore, their transportation helix technology which moves potted vegetables around the glass structure to maximise sunlight exposure can be retro-fitted into existing skyscrapers.These environmental solutions to the future of sustainable urban farming are known as Plantascrapers.