GREENHOUSE DISTRICT - Christina Peace, Sahil Khakhar, Dhruv Soni – Senior Year – Urban Design Studio (Portland)
Urban farming has become a popular topic when it comes to urban development. Due to recent efforts proving the viability of hydroponic and aquaponic farming, the focus for this project was to create a mixed-use district that immersed farming in the city with multi-family urban living. Consume, grow, gather, and learn were the concept drivers, and high density living, experimental farming, and public engagement were core focuses in the overall design. The end-goal was to have an innovative hub for urban agriculture that not only explored the opportunities for future farming initiatives, but embraced the unique and vibrant culture in Portland.