Thursday, October 15, 2009

Vertical What!?

Farm. Restaurant. Hotel. Amusement park? Absolutely! says Dutch design firm, Tjep. Plans for the "huge people processor," as the website puts it, have recently hit the 'net, and, ladies and gentlemen, it is something to behold:
Oogst 1000 Wonderland is a self-sufficient farm, restaurant, hotel and amusement park for 1,000 people per day. All food for the restaurant comes from the central structure and directly adjacent fields. Oogst 1000 combines extreme fun with extreme usefulness.
Well, it certainly does look fun, even if its usefulness isn't its most evident quality. Take a virtual tour of the complex with this fly-through.

In addition to all of this, apparently the operation utilizes waste-to-energy technology, exactly the kind of thinking that full-scale Vertical Farms will demand. They say:
Oogst 1000 Wonderland toilets are also linked to to a bio-gas energy system, so Oogst 1000 offers the worlds first toilets were you actually get paid Euro 0.50- per visit.
As Dickson Despommier says in the movie FUEL, by Josh Tickell, "Power to the poopers."

Read more about Oogst 1000 here.

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