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Singapore is now home to the world’s first commercial vertical greenhouse built among it’s city skyscrapers and condos, the Sky Green development stands tall and proud. According to Sky Greens, only 7% of demand for vegetables is met locally, and fresh vegetables are often unavailable in the monsoon season. In the urban vertical greenhouse, plants are rotated around a 30 foot tall tower to get between five and ten times as much production as they would in traditional farms using conventional methods. The new farm produces up to 1 tonne of fresh vegetables that are then sold to local markets and supermarkets.

They claim:

[It’s the] World’s first low carbon hydraulic water-driven, tropical vegetable urban vertical farm, using green urban solutions to achieve enhanced green sustainable production of safe, fresh and delicious vegetables, using minimal land, water and energy resources.

It is certainly exciting progress for Singaporean markets and local businesses who can now source their vegetables locally through sustainable and reliable means with greater independence from imported and often expensive produce. While Sky Greens has been the first to develop the fast-producing, energy saving urban greenhouse, it is certain that vegetables will not be the only thing growing, as we see more and more of these eco-architecture building on the rise.