Chillaxia Rooftop Aquaponic Garden
Chillaxia Rooftop Aquaponic Garden
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Commenced:
01/09/2013
Submitted:
15/10/2013
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
TW
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/Chillaxia
Climate zone:
Sub tropical





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Martin Lindstrom Samantha Lau
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Chillaxia Rooftop Aquaponic Garden

Project Type

Urban, Residential, Community, Demonstration

Project Summary

This is an rooftop aquaponic garden that is built and maintained by residents of a gated community in Xizhi, a suburb of Taipei.

Project Description

Taiwan is highly dependent on imported food, with only about 30% of food grown locally. Soil is also in many places severely degraded after decades of rapid industrialization.

This project is an rooftop aquaponic garden that is built and maintained by residents of a gated community in Xizhi, a suburb of Taipei. Its goal is to demonstrate the potential of harvesting the sun's energy to grow food in the middle of the city and inspire others to follow.

In the densest populated areas on earth, utilizing rooftops is essential for locally grown organic food. Here in Taipei this brings many challenges, as it is prone to typhoon winds, earthquakes and acidic rains. Overcoming these challenges is how this proves to its community that it's possible.

The project is based on a 70 sq.m rooftop on one of the lowest buildings in the neighborhood. Equipped with a 1200 liter fishtank, the system utilizes aquaponics to overcome the limitations of poor soil, and to show a nation that loves to eat seafood that fish can still be sustainable and kept on their menu.

Visitors are welcome and can be given free tours, but you need to make an appointment.

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