This Incredible Skyscraper could feed an Entire African Town

By: | December 25th, 2019

Image courtesy evolo

Mashambas skyscraper, a vertical farm tower is designed to fight world hunger and poverty. It is not just a beautiful skyscraper, but it would be able to feed an entire town in sub-Saharan Africa.

Designed by Pawel Lipiński and Mateusz Frankowski, Mashambas skyscraper is the winner of eVolo Skyscraper Architectural Competition.

Designers plan to use drones to transport products to remote areas and also for bringing supplies like construction and agricultural raw materials.

 It aims at bringing “green revolution” to impoverished small farmers for rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa.

Main objective of this project is to increase low cost farming opportunities, giving training and an opportunity to small farmers. It also serves as an educational center for growing crops, hosting markets, and training on agricultural techniques.

When these poor farmers learn the modern techniques and start producing surplus food, and the local community becomes self-sufficient, it is transported to other places.

Image courtesy evolo

The skyscraper could also be easily assembled, disassembled and moved to different locations as per requirement.

“Mashambas is a movable educational center, which emerges in the poorest areas of the continent,” write the designers. “It provides education, training on agricultural techniques, cheap fertilizers, and modern tools; it also creates a local trading area, which maximizes profits from harvest sales.”

“Today hunger and poverty may be only African matter, but the world’s population will likely reach nine billion by 2050, scientists warn that this would result in global food shortage. Africa’s fertile farmland could not only feed its own growing population, it could also feed the whole world.”

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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