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Architecture & food
Lydford Estate Rooftop Greenhouse
The Lydford Estate in W9 offers 5,000sqm of potential productive area over 13 blocks. A&f developed an exploratory rooftop retrofit concept including social initiatives designed to encourage community cohesion using food literacy as a vehicle.
The model explored included the following components :
Food waste collection and processing via unitised anaerobic digestion, supplying biogas, heat and electricity to the estate and liquid nutrient solutions to the horticultural operation.
Solid digestate from the AD will be commodified and sold or used in basement mushroom production facilities in unused garages.
Rainwater harvesting and UV treatment for use in horticultural operation or as supplemental greywater.
Resurrection of community grocer within the existing community hall, complemented by a community kitchen used as a preserves factory, cooking school and event space.
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