LafargeHolcim Foundation Prize Winning Projects in Sustainable Construction

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Adaptive re-use of industrial site for urban agriculture

The Vertical Agriculture at the Old Pretoria West Power Station project transforms a soon to be decommissioned coal bunker of a power station into a vertical hydroponic garden, thereby inverting the attributes of a former polluting facility into a purifying element that continues to be a mechanism for supply of the city’s needs. Grey- and rain-water is used to grow food in close proximity to the urban consumer.

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Vertical Agriculture wins top “Next Generation” prize
Project Entry 2011 for Region Africa Middle East
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Pretoria, South Africa
Calayde Aenis Davey
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Calayde Aenis Davey
University of Pretoria, South Africa
"Next Generation" 1st prize 2011
Middle East Africa
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