A 14,000 sqm urban farm on the rooftop of the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition complex is scheduled to open for events in 2020.
It will be the world's largest rooftop urban farm, offering a range of activities and event space in the French capital. The farm is a joint project by Agripolis and Cultures en Ville, two companies specialising in urban agriculture.
The goal is to make this urban farm a globally-recognised model for responsible production, with organic farming in the heart of Paris. More than twenty market gardens will produce more than a thousand fruits and vegetables every day in season.
"Today, large metropolitan areas are the focal point of a number of ecological issues," said Clément Lebellé, co-founder, of Cultures en Ville.
"These include the loss of natural groundcover, pollution and rainwater management, but also societal issues such as the lack of connection between urban dwellers and their food supply.
"The Paris Expo Porte de Versailles project is an ideal response, by offering local residents high-quality, locally-produced food and the opportunity to cultivate their own gardens. Working alongside our expert partners, we are proud to be building the world's largest rooftop urban farm."
The farm will offer a range of services related to urban agriculture, including educational tours and team-building workshops for companies.
Le Perchoir, Paris's renowned chain of rooftop venues, will open a bar and restaurant on the panoramic terrace of the venue’s ‘Pavilion 6’, with a menu that will include produce grown on site.
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