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Architecture firm Goldsmith proposes innovative floating poultry farm in the Netherlands

Goldsmith has unveiled its concept for a “floating farm poultry” in Rotterdam, an urban farm design that combines facilities for 7,000 hens and a level for vegetables.

19 June 2020, at 1:08pm

According to a story in DesignBoom, the floating design is organised as a stacked and compact agricultural building. Goldsmith plans on using the site as both a functional farm and as an educational site for Rotterdam residents.

The project aims to minimise its ecological footprint by incorporating circular economy principles. This includes air recirculation and systems that reduce emissions of nitrogen and poultry dust.

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In a statement to DesignBoom, Goldsmith said:

“The floating farm poultry is the subsequent step in the planned ‘oodstrip’ that will offer a wider variety of agricultural products. Besides that, this second farm will connect to a number of circular flows that are already present on site. the realisation of the floating farm poultry will hopefully strengthen the position of both farms within the city’s urban ecology and the M4H (merwe-vierhaven) developments. Not only as a new function for a previously abandoned area, but mainly as a recognisable icon within a city district under development.”

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