Hackney City Farm
The Hackney City Farm is a fantastic asset to people from all walks of life who want to become creatively involved or spend a relaxed afternoon. Our proposals for a sapling propagation facility, community vegetable storage and farm shop also acts as an inspiring catalyst helping to communicate the farm’s message about sustainability. The building is constructed almost entirely from found and reclaimed materials that are available from a selection of local businesses within 1-mile radius of the site. Our competition submission includes practical assembly instructions so that construction can be carried out by volunteers during 10 working weekends. We enjoy that the farm’s approach to procurement and project management questions the traditional architectural process in order to subscribe to a radical form of sustainability and an unprecedented degree of stakeholder engagement whilst maintaining excellent design ambitions.