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Project name: Royal Horticultural Society 

Module: Urban Ecologies

Location of site: Worsley 

Plants are more remarkable than humans 

The planet has lost a third of its arable land due to pollution and erosion in the past 40 years. The combined effects of over-cultivation and heavy fertiliser use have depleted soil at a rate that far outpaces the earth’s natural ability to recover. Climate change and extreme weather events have accelerated erosion, exacerbating the situation. The dramatic loss of fertile land comes at a time when the demand for food is rising: by 2050, food production will need to increase by 50 􀀁􀀂􀀃􀀄􀀅􀀂􀀆􀀇􀀄􀀇􀀈􀀄􀀉􀀂􀀂􀀊􀀄􀀇􀀋􀀂􀀄􀀌􀀈􀀃􀀍􀀊􀀎􀀏􀀄􀀁􀀃􀀈􀀐􀀂􀀅􀀇􀀂􀀊􀀄􀀁􀀈􀀁􀀑􀀍􀀒􀀇􀀓􀀈􀀆􀀄􀀈􀀉􀀄􀀔􀀄􀀕􀀓􀀍􀀍􀀓􀀈􀀆􀀖􀀄

Since soil is not necessary, sustainable farms can be established virtually anywhere – in the desert, on city rooftops, and even on top of contaminated land. 

A new set of technological advancements is needed in order to sustain the agriculture industry. 

This new learning and research centre helps to move closer to achieve a sustainable future.

The module was lead by Stephen Hodder, were I was working on this project at the architectural practice Hodder+Partners.  The project consists of three main elements (Learning Centre for RHS, Greenway and a Folly), that combined as an assemblage.

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