Pink Blanket was an entry for the Drammen "A City to Live" Competition—for Drammen, Norway. The competition sought solutions for a livable and sustainable plan urban plan. This entry was assembled by a team and  focused on the ideas  of Permeability, Harmony, Imagination, Diversity, and Adaptability as key components when considering design.

 

Statistics:

  • Existing population (approximate) = 1,600 persons
  • Existing built-up area (approximate) = 200,000 m2
  • Existing roof area (approximate)= 50,000 m2
  • Proposed blanket area = 860,00 m2
  • Total roof area (including blanket) = 1360,00 m2
  • Proposed population = 6,600 persons (5,000 persons added)
  • Proposed built-up area = 358,000 m2 (158,000 m2 added)
  • Total power requirement = 88,480 kwh
  • Power generated by the towers = 42,768 kwh
  • Power generated by solar panels = 45,712 kwh
  • Area of solar panels = 166,830 m2
  • Annual rainfall in Drammen region = .897 m
  • Total required rainwater catchment area= 51,505 m2
  • Rainwater catchment area within the towers= 31,500 m2
  • Water catchment area on blanket = 20,005 m2
  • Total farming area on towers (aquaponic + hydroponic) = 49,500 m2
  • Total farming area on roof and blanket (aquaponic + hydroponic) = 68,000 m2
  • Total farming area = 117,500m2 = 29 acres
  • Average crop yield in Norway = 25,195 kg / ha
  • The total crop production on site = 292,262 kg

Download the Booklet.pdf (68.9mb)

Team and Support:

Torgeir Norheim, Joshua Jewett, Kalyan Chakraborty, Nicholas Whitney, Jeremy Leech, Carrie Bly, Ralph Shinogle, Aaron Dyck, and Alex Elmore