Impact Farm is a compact farming hub designed to increase urban plant production, optimise climate control and utilise neglected urban spaces. The farm is designed for disassembly and has a simple structure which is appropriate for reinstalling in different locations.
In 2016, the prototype of IMPACT FARM was designed by Human Habitat and constructed in Copenhagen. The farm was functioning as a multifunctional space hosting food events, workshops, exhibitions or concerts. Moreover, it provided a meeting point for urban farmers and increased interest in urban farming activities.
The prototype served for 15 months period, was dismounted and relocated to its permanent site in the same city. The aesthetically and functionally developed version of IMPACT FARM 1.0 opened in May 2018. Today, being a part of University College Copenhagen, it functions as a learning and experiment hub for students of health and nutrition. The students not only learn but also provide maintenance and contribution to vertical farm and food hub.
IMPACT FARM has a two-storey timber structure constructed around the upcycled shipping container. The ground floor is used as an educational, working and social space while on the top floor soil-free vertical hydroponic system serves for the intense cultivation of greens. On the rooftop, there are solar panels and a rainwater collecting system. The container located on the ground floor is used as storage for water tanks, seedling racks and technical installations. All components of the greenhouse are prefabricated. The dismountable timber structure and other elements fit inside the container which makes it easy for relocation.