Vertical Food Farm


A 3D printed vertical farm made out of natural materials and co-designed with school communities and children. Enhancing biodiversity, self-sufficiency and educating the public in cities, the farm managed by the community produces food and becomes a host for insects and birds.

Thanks to the co-design process and to advanced manufacturing techniques, Vertical Food Farm will belong to the kids who co-designed it, providing them with an innovative and unique space where they can learn and explore more about flora and fauna.

Project credits

Developed by: Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia – Advanced Architecture Group
Project Lead: Chiara Farinea, Andrea ConservaAdvisor: Areti Markopoulou
Design, Development and Installation:  Francesco Polvi, Ashkan Foroughi, Lana Awad, Fiona Demeur, Ilaena Napier, Gaia Agostini, Alexandre Dubor
Students: Divya Shah, Harshul Pareshbhai Goti, Mira Housen, Mara Müller de Anha
Participatory Design Support: UrbiNat Network, Municipality of Porto
Installation Advising Team: Smart City Expo
3D Printing: LAMÁQUINA
Ceramic Firing: Cerámica Cumella