phase 1 presentation board showing economic impact

Farmadelphia

FARMADELPHIA proposes to transform the urban environment by introducing bucolic farmlands into the city’s urban fabric. The insertion of incongruous rural elements assigns a new use for the abandoned parcels, creating juxtapositions between farm and city that challenges its residents to revitalize their surroundings and daily lives. The ‘Farmadeliphication’ of once decrepit buildings into farm structures allows for an organic transformation of history that contributes to the present day fabric. The irony of the farm and the city ceases to be a paradox as both function as one integral machine, combining the pleasure of open sky and land with the richness of city living.

Additional Info

  • Award:Finalist
  • Competition: “Urban Voids: Grounds for Change”
  • Sponsor:City Parks Association and the Van Alen Institute
  • Location:Philadelphia, PA
  • Date:proposed 2006
  • Quote:

    Inexorably, he thinks, the country is coming to the city. Soon there will be cattle again on Rondebosch Common; soon history will have come full circle.

    Coetzee, J.M. Disgrace. 175.