University of Structural Engineering and Architecture “Lyuben Karavelov”, 1373 Sofia, Bulgaria
Aleksandrov, Y. (2020). Аgricultural modules situated in arcology skyscrapers for production of certain oil crops, soft fruits and vegetables as well as honey realized. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 26 (4), 737–743
On the roofs of arcology skyscrapers offer a specific cultivation in an autonomous environment of some oil crops – rapeseed (Brassica napus); sunflower (Helianthus annuus), in volume-space modules with their own roof covering. The modules allow the separation of separate technological spaces for each of them. Flowering species can be combined with areas for bee colonies, which will give residents the opportunity to consume environmentally friendly products. These bee families can be located on the roof of the complex or on the roof of the skyscraper.Irrigation takes place dripping from rainwater stored in vessels located between the columns. The modules are developed in steps of 30, 60, 90 or 120 cm. Maintaining a certain temperature regime, air and soil humidity, and air pollution from harmful particles in the space of the modules creates a favorable environment for producing clean produce. The maintenance of these indicators is carried out by a four-work control panel. The harvesting and processing of rapeseed and sunflower for the production of unrefined oil takes place in a specialized section for positive temperatures located in separate spaces of the modules, for example in the basement. Another possibility – the premises for processing of the collected raw material can be located in the last floor of the skyscraper. Soft fruit and vegetable cultivation can be carried out in positive temperature chambers or containers with transparent roof parts and walls located on some of the floors of the skyscraper.