|food and energy|
name: food and energy
location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
function: production, public, recreation
program: 87 000 sq.m.
architectural design: Dmytro Zhuikov, Arina Agieieva
professor: Joris Fach
Suggested design claims to brake increasing gap between productions facilities and consumers of its products. Program aim is to elaborate
new deploy of industrial, public, leisure, commercial and agricultural functions as a new sustainable approach to urban planning. Philosophy
of exposed energy and food production considered as a beautiful, rather than utilitarian gives a chance to bring these functions into city again.
Melted with common city facilities they give a new value to the environment.
Project site is Ost district, in Frankfurt am Main. It is former industrial area, where new commercial functions promptly squeeze out old industrial
facilities. There are vast underused areas, and evident shortage of leisure facilities.
Project solution is to establish self-sufficient restaurant, which can supply itself with food cultivated in the adjacent agricultural urban park
and with energy. For source of energy is used pyrolysis gasification powerplant with cogeneration microturbine on the willow wood. It is
environmentally clean, although consumes significant amount of firewood. To achieve required 111 382 kW/h there is 8.7 ha of willow
field needed. Solution is a chain of the willow parks in the abandoned areas of Franfurt Ost. It will serve for area gentrification, Green Belt
connection, and powerplant feeding. Each park interconnected to urban tissue and has its own unique feature, as basketball field,
pedestrian fountain, etc. Peculiar feature of parks will be constant changes of the trees, as a result of 4-year growing cycle.
Greenhouse restaurant located on the nothern bank of the North Channel closer to public facilities, powerplant confronts restaurant on the
south bank, which is an industrial area. Its both connected with pedestrian bridge.
The restaurant has 50 seats. Menu based on the traditional German cuisine, with exception of the meat products (To avoid complicated
processes). Part of the provision must be fresh all year round, that caused appearance of a greenhouse. Size of the greenhouse is much
bigger than restaurant, therefore latter is placed insise the greenhouse to save on heating and to place visitors into the weightless
environment full of plants and sun light. Greenhouse is opened to the south and closed to the north and north-west. Terraced floor inside
forms a southern slope, integrated with identical park terraces through the transparent eastern wall. Through terraces with growing plants
winds curved path - restaurant's guest area. Under the terraces on the ground floor there are kitchen and technical facilities. The outer
greenhouse shell is a system of the windows controlled with climatecontrol system.
Considering urban conditions drawback of the energy production with this technology is vast space reqired to store firewood, feeding includes
daily work of the tractor. To save space it is proposed to create vertical storage, which is well-connected with the public observation staircase,
decks and smoke stack. Basement single-storey block house powerplant room with machinery, and other technical facilities. Above this block
sits storage-observation tower and bridge deck, latter connects tower to the park routes. while visitors climb up they observe energy production
- from willow fields far below, to willow bales stored in the tower.
project area: north channel, osthafen, frankfurt ost
analysis and calculations
urban analysis left to right: functional zones, underused areas, traffic streams, catering
area calculation for the energy park, based on the total annual electricity consumption calculation
willow parks network
year-by-year park trees changes
joint masterplan: greenhouse-restaurant, agricultural park, public powerplant
greenhouse-restaurant: plan of the main and basement floor
energy production stages in the pyrolysis gasification line on willow wood with cogeneration gas microturbine
public powerplant: plan of the basement floor with back yard
public powerplant: anatomy
public powerplant: facade
public powerplant: model