Vincent Callebaut masterplans a self-sufficient city of science in Rome


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Philip Stevens | Designboom

French architect Vincent Callebaut has devised a masterplan to transform Rome’s military district into a self-sufficient urban ecosystem. The ‘città della scienza’, or the ‘city of science’, encourages the promotion of sustainable design, low carbon transportation and renewable energies.

Through referencing land art, a movement in which landscape and the work of art are inextricably linked, Callebaut’s proposal is covered with edible plants that are intelligent, self producing and organic. Consequently, roofs and balconies become the new grounds of a green city, while the orchards and food gardens become the primary structures that dominate the site. Full article.


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