Hortas de Lisboa Exhibition

“Edible Lisbon: Eight vertical farms for the city”

The exhibit on the display table reflects on the role of the architect in transforming Lisbon into a self-sufficient city, one which enhances the collective awareness of what is being produced and consumed.

With food being such a key feature of urban policy, the architect’s task is to incorporate agriculture into the urban masterplan, exploring new narratives, habits and collaborations which can reduce the distances – both physical and conceptual – between us and what we eat.

Rooted in this premise, we present eight case studies which address the need for efficient urban production, and which re-imagine Lisbon’s food chain by situating vertical farms in existing spaces which are currently available and under-utilised.

The exercise concludes with strategies to occupy empty urban spaces with buildings dedicated to achieving food sovereignty in our cities.