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Paris will soon be home to the world’s largest rooftop farm

Agripolis is spearheading the project.


By David Malone, Associate Editor | August 15, 2019
Agripolis rooftop urban farm

All renderings courtesy Agripolis

Located on the roof of Pavillion 6 of the Parc des Expositions Viparis porte de Versailles, an exposition center currently under reconstruction, the farm will use aeroponics to grow over 30 different fruit and vegetable species. This technique that requires no soil and arranges the plants vertically above ground in columns that are fed by rain water and biological nutrients. Over 1,000 kilograms of fruits and vegetables will be harvested, by about 20 gardeners, every day in high season.

The space will offer educational tours and include 500 sm of event space to be used for workshops and other events meant to educate visitors. 140 farming spaces will be available for residents to rent and a restaurant, run by La Perchoir, will be included that uses the fresh fruits and vegetables produced at the farm.

Agripolis, the company leading the project, expects the farm to have over 10,000 visitors per year and for it to become a model of how urban agriculture can serve, sustain, and nourish a city.

 

Agripolis aeroponics

 

Agripolis aerial view

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