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Skyscraper concept relocates China's farms to the clouds

 And while the country has vast tracts of open land, its central cities are gradually becoming choked with the nation's sheer mass of humanity and the pollution accompanying local industry and traffic. To address these changes France-based architect Vincent Callebaut developed an innovative concept design solution specifically targeting the Shenzhen region of China.

The concept structures are called Farmscrapers and they function pretty much exactly as the name suggests, as towering, multi-tiered farm enclosures. Callebaut envisions a complex of six towers full of green spaces all working to reduce carbon emissions, as well as the need for food to be transported into the city from the countryside. The designer also believes the elevated farms could serve as hubs of self-contained ecological sustainability by recycling local liquid and solid organic waste to nourish the plant life in the towers.

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Comment by Ed Price
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This is so fun to contemplate and calculate. The simple answer, if needed, is, let the people move to the mountains and the coast lands. Use all the flat lands and the rolling hills for farming. Forget all this game-playing nonsense with big architectural structures. We are talking about a simple people living simple lives.