By the end of 2011 more than 50% of the world’s population will live in cities and it is estimated that by 2050 more than 70% will do. One of the major problems that we are facing is that while cities are expanding, farmlands are shrinking because its workers are migrating to urban areas.
The Rural Scraper is a possible solution to this problem by creating vertical farmlands within the cities. This new structures will also provide housing and entertainment to the farmers and will serve as market to the community while food transportation costs and pollution will be eliminated. The project proposes innovative farmland attached to the facades of the structure while the interior will serve as housing and marketplace.