Circular City + Living Systems Lab

June 1, 2020

Seattle Global Greens

Overlapping culture and use is the central theme of the Seattle Global Greens project, a controlled environment urban agriculture venture in industrial Ballard. With a tiered volume-separated greenhouse, Global Greens creates microclimates suitable for the cultivation of warm-weather produce year-round. A closed loop nutrient and water system will produce various fish, and a pier photovoltaic array will support supplemental lighting for certain plants. Controlling the light means controlling the growth rate. The project aims to grow a wide variety of cultural staples, that may not be easy to find at most grocery stores or markets.