Super Farmer

Shreya Anand

The historic Superman Building is an iconic landmark in a city renown for its culinary wealth. Vacant since 2013, Superman holds the potential to become part of the city’s food culture through urban agriculture. This proposal transforms the Art Deco highrise into a vertical urban farm. Using state of the art hydroponic technology, Superman becomes the scene of intense food production serving not only RI but also its neighboring states. The historic banking hall hosts exhibitions of the history of food and a culinary arts museum and the banking vaults serve as a national seed bank.  A 20+ story central atrium provides visitors with a harvest experience all year round while restaurants at the top offer vertical farm to table dining.