Agrarian High Rise
To survive, the world has to produce 50% more food by 2030.
The Agrarian High Rise grapples with the increasing privatisation of our national agriculture and associated infrastructure. Newcastle port was sold for 1.75billion dollars pre-empting Australia being a major exporter of food worldwide.
The Agrarian High Rise does not romanticise urban farming but instead exploits the advantages associated with combining agriculture and architecture. Closed loop systems are prioritised and the project transforms the street into a room, covered by a cantilevered roof.
This building then opens up onto this room using the diversity of the occupants to activate the façade. The Agrarian High Rise critiques a combination of issues including density, agency, privatisation and the increasing pressure of food security.