Agridermics

Description from the architects:

Agridemics is a farm and training facility for excluded and marginalised young people, generating skilled workers and providing green routes out of London and poverty. It is a closed bio-dynamic system capable of self-nourishment. This is a prototype for future Agricad-emies, made possible through the utilisation of failing housing, silage from London's parks and a young labour force.

The curriculum revolves around the cycles of dairy cattle and market gardening. The symbiosis between agriculture and academia generates a unique productive and educational environment.

Growing out of Burgess Park, the school bridges into the existing infrastructures of the Aylesbury estate and beyond. Students live and work on site, generating a real income whilst learning. The educational landscape, which envelops the school buildings, rises above the surroundings to engage with wider London.

Agridemics, Southwark. Research Design Thesis

Location: Burgess Park, London
Budget: Unknown
Type: Research
Status: Ongoing

Agridemics is a farm and training facility for excluded and marginalised young people, generating skilled workers and providing green routes out of London and poverty. It is a closed bio-dynamic system capable of self-nourishment. This is a prototype for future Agricad-emies, made possible through the utilisation of failing housing, silage from London's parks and a young labour force.

The curriculum revolves around the cycles of dairy cattle and market gardening. The symbiosis between agriculture and academia generates a unique productive and educational environment.

Growing out of Burgess Park, the school bridges into the existing infrastructures of the Aylesbury estate and beyond. Students live and work on site, generating a real income whilst learning. The educational landscape, which envelops the school buildings, rises above the surroundings to engage with wider London.

Livestock housed in stock-blocks are processed through the educational spaces, interconnecting animals and students. These linkages form a produce spine, which terminates in the market and knits the academy into its community. This in turn improves the health of the area and generates an income for the school and its pupils. These new productive landscapes will simultaneously re-establish the lost links between production and consumption, and re-engage a generation of disen-franchised youth with the community.

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