Square roots

Square roots

Architect
ORE Design + Technology
Location
New York, United States
Project Year
2016
Category
Community Centres

Pavilions
©Freight Farms

Square roots

ORE Design + Technology as Architects

ORE is thrilled to be working with Square Roots in the design of their first campus here in Brooklyn. Located within the former Pfizer Building, the campus will serve as an entrepreneurial headquarters for Square Roots.


To combat a lack of fresh, accessible food in urban areas, Square Roots will utilize the technology of Freight Farms’ re-purposed shipping containers and ZipGrow’s vertical growing towers to hydroponically grow an array of fresh food. A mere 320 square foot container will be able to produce as much food as two acres of farmland does annually. These containers will be placed in the parking lot of the Pfizer Building.


Brooklyn will be the first of hopefully many of these campuses, allowing people living in cities a chance to be close to their food. In order for people to regain some control over what they eat, Square Roots will provide locally sourced, incredibly fresh, and undeniably healthy plants.

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