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IAAC Valldaura Labs solar greenhouse as seen from above

Relatively small in stature, the Solar Greenhouse aims to tackle a massive problem: the deepening and devastating global food crisis, a catastrophe that is only worsening under the effects of climate change, ongoing wars and supply chain disruptions. “We should be producing food and energy at both a communal and individual level,” says Spanish architect, educator and urbanist Vicente Guallart. Along with architect and co-director Daniel Ibañez, Guallart led the team of students and researchers from their master’s programme in Advanced Ecological Buildings and Biocities at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia’s (IAAC) Valldaura Labs, which is responsible for developing the prototype. 

The exterior of IAAC Valldaura Labs solar greenhouse in Barcelona
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A Barcelona Greenhouse Sets a Precedent for Urban Agriculture

A solar-powered greenhouse prototype in Barcelona plants a seed for food self-sufficiency.

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