Urban Food Bowl – Detail Design
The Urban Food Bowl (UFB) is a modular raised garden system that aims to promote food gardening in the city. It also demonstrates that there doesn’t always need to be a delineation between productive and ornamental gardening. Edible gardens can be beautifully designed and ornamental in nature.
Key features of the design include:
- Modular construction with limited site excavation necessary
- Innovative wicking systems that waters plants from beneath – perfect for Melbourne’s dry summers
- A focus on productive plants including, vegetables, herbs and fruit trees using companion planting principles
- Fits within three metres square
The main parameter of the brief was the intervention had to fit within 27 cubic metre and located in front of the Sidney Myer Asia Centre at the University of Melbourne.
Images of the 1:10 UFB model can be seen in this post
Urban Food Bowl Details
This specific site was chosen due to it’s access to full sunlight at the most times over the year. Download the full package to view the shade analysis study using 3DS Max.