Center for Urban Agriculture Concept

Mithun took away a best in show prize in 2007 for this entry in the Living Building Challenge, which asked designers to integrate housing and farming in downtown Seattle. The completely off-grid building features food production as well as 318 apartments. Most impressive is its physical footprint: .72 acres.

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