Copenhagen – The Green Structure of Copenhagen envisis a sustainable, self-sufficient future for the city.
Created by Agnes Josefin Hekla, a master’s graduate from the School of Architecture at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, the project has been designed as a response to changing global conditions. Through data simulations and performance investigations, it imagines what Copenhagen would look like if the city's food supply became self-sufficient.
In an effort to cultivate vegetables without soil, the proposal features a hydroponic cultural landscape across the city’s rooftops, car parks and railway beds. ‘Besides supplying the city with vegetables and collecting large volumes of precipitation, the urban landscape is ideal for movement, recreation and working together to grow vegetables,’ explains Hekla.
As global communities face ever-growing urban populations and a need for shortened food miles, our diets are undergoing seismic shifts.