08 Oct Uli Spark Home Farm Event
SPARKArchitects believe the gap between urban aging and urban farming can be bridged with their innovative and ground-breaking community planning solution, HomeFarm.
Home Farm is a conceptual proposal for the next generation of urban retirement housing. It presents a living and farming typology for Singapore (or elsewhere) that combines apartments and facilities for seniors with vertical urban farming. Seniors live in a high-density garden environment created by a vegetable farm, where they may find employment. SPARK’s aim is to generate discussion about the many potentials that can emerge from the mixing of two typically separate realms. The research-based design addresses two pressing challenges faced by Singapore: how the city state might support a rapidly ageing society, and how it might enhance its food security (90% of which is currently imported).
Come along to discuss and learn from Stephen Pimbley, Director, SPARK Architects, on what led him and his firm to the idea of merging Housing for Seniors and Urban Farming into a new type of Residential infrastructure. There will be a presentation followed by a panel discussion and networking drinks
Date: Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Time: 5:15pm – 7:30pm (Registration begins at 5:00pm)
Venue: SPARK studio – 30 Hill Street, #03-02, Singapore 179360