The Impact Farm by Human Habitat


Human Habitat is a Copenhagen based Urban Design Studio.



The Impact Farm is intentionally designed to take advantage of under-utilized urban space for resource-efficient production of high quality and pesticide-free greens. It combines the latest and most innovative technologies and food production methods with sustainable building materials and design for disassembly.

It will be a preview of the future of food production.

The concept is to give new life to a used shipping container and use it as a tool for transportation and, subsequently, as a central part of the structure of the vertical farm. All components used in construction are stored and transported in the container. It consists of an assembly-kit of pre-made components that when they are put together becomes a two-storey vertical hydroponic farm.

When the container is “unpacked”, and the structure is in place and installed, the production area will cover 538 sq.ft. By applying simple construction methods the entire building process only takes 10 days and it is easy to disassemble and move to another location. It is designed for the purpose of temporality in order to best utilize the unused urban areas. At the same time the design method secures a high degree of flexibility and potential scalability.


Human Habitat is a Copenhagen based Urban Design Studio.
Cradle-to-Cradle philosophy and holistic sustainability.
Resilient and adaptable design that enhances food security and secures climate adaptation.


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