Location: New York, NY
Year: 2012
Status: First Place ENYA Prize, Competition

Sym’bio’pia is a prototype for dense urban environments where food can be locally grown year round in controlled symbiotic environments and distributed through existing networks of farmers’ markets, grocery stores and community supported agricultural pick-up areas. This project will use the proposed site of the Marine Transfer Station as an example of how such a prototype could help to connect people to healthy, sustainably and locally grown food, activate transitional landscapes and also act as a harbinger of jobs and public community resources. This proposal attempts to demonstrate the immense potential this type of facility would have for bringing nutritious food to dense urban environments around the world without the need for large tracts of land, pesticides or the distribution and delivery infrastructure necessary with traditional farming techniques.