Due to the rising prices of land in cities, is more important than ever to find economical and innovative approaches to urban design.
With this intention, in Belgrade Design Studio Salt & Water created an ambitious project Eco Barge that is multifunctional floating greenhouse that produces clean energy and organic food on the Danube River. In addition to the production of energy and food, floating structures can also serve as a platform for education and fun community.
The floating structure includes a greenhouse with vertical gardens at one end and a small building on the other side. Solar panels and wind turbines will generate electricity, and efficient irrigation system uses recycled water.
“ This eco barge was conceived as a place where citizens of Belgrade may be familiar with the concept of vertical gardens, specific types of irrigation systems and alternative means of organic farming in urban areas where space is usually very limited b>“, claim the designers.