Vinnova grant for research in architecture for innovative resource management
Cornelia Redeker, Associate professor and Sara Thor, Lecturer at Umeå School of Architecture at Umeå University have been granted funding by Vinnova for the project ”Designing Cycles at 64° – Interior Urban Landscapes/case study Umeå”.
Text: Erik Persson
Cornelia Redeker, associate professor at Umeå School of Architecture, Umeå University.
The aim of the project is to explore possibilities for urban farming in a northern climate through greenhouse extensions and other low-tech, low-cost and low-maintenance passive architectural solutions.
The project ”Designing Cycles at 64° – Interior Urban Landscapes/case study Umeå” was proposed to Vinnova’s call Climate adaptions in the built environment 2021.
”As a response to climate change, the greater aim is to increase local food production within the urban context of this specific climate zone and to create productive partnerships beyond our own discipline” explains Cornelia Redeker, Associate Professor at Umeå School of Architecture.
The funding from Vinnova of 3,5 million SEK enables a two-year project to outline the possibilities of a prototype implementation in Umeå, Sweden. Among the project partners are Swedish University of Agricultural Science’s Plant Physiology Department, Aarhus University’s Aquatic Biology Department, Umeå Municipality and Vidden Bostad AB.
”We are really looking forward to working together with water and plant experts and local partners and inhabitants”, says Cornelia Redeker in response to the news about the project funding.