Individual and community based urban food production movement has developed widely in last few years. Presented project treats this issue with special consideration of its content and influence on human environment. The location of the project in place of the Memorial Stadium in Seattle (USA) was chosen on a basis of analysis performed for an open international competition entry.
The project envisages a construction of four elevated spans supporting „greenhouses”. The spans cover various public space functions situated underneath- from temporary market, sport pitches, playground, to a partially covered auditorium. In front of the designed construction, 360 by 40 meters size, a wild urban garden of 3 hectares has been designed, where various types of vegetation from the north-western region of the United States can grow.
One of the reasons of designing such a big construction for plant cultivation is related to techniques of plant growth natural stimulation (e.g. aquaponics) being currently under development in various parts of the world. Another one is the combination of productive function with expanded educational and public functions of the space underneath. Additionally, in Seattle Center 15 000 people work everyday, and it is visited by 40 000 visitors daily.
The main design issues, developed in this diploma work are the contents and program relations between public space elements and the cultivation units.