In a bid to create a closer relationship between man and his food, insect farms on 9 main roundabouts of Stockholm seek creation in this experimental proposal. Estimates state that the city is expected to be home to 940,700 inhabitants by the year 2018 and by  seeking protein self sufficiency from bugs (requiring 50,000 sqm of farm-able land), dependence on conventional meat sources can be drastically reduced.

Courtesy of Belatchew Labs

Courtesy of Belatchew Labs

From eggs to ready to eat, the proposal aims to provide crickets 10,350 sqm of farm-able lands and also integrate the flow of food in the city itself. Additionally wild bees will be provided a safe haven which will have a direct on the flora and fertility of the city making it bloom.

Courtesy of Belatchew Labs

Courtesy of Belatchew Labs

The structure will have a steel exoskeleton as an allusion to the its permanent inhabitants with glass cladding. The proposal also seeks to house restaurants alongside viewing spaces thus providing the public engagement and transparency along with self sufficiency in the processes of their food.

By Akansha Gupta

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