Food for Thought: Breathing Agriculture Through Birmingham


Food for Thought: Breathing Agriculture Through Birmingham is a project attempting to mitigate the negative effects of climate change by introducing urban agriculture and circulation into the city. In my designs the Smithfield Market Site just south of the Bull Ring has been redeveloped, using the concept of ‘A Breath’, to create a central growing hub for Birmingham that connects to the wider landscape through off-road routes. These routes to circulate can then be navigated by cyclists and pedestrians to collect fresh grown food from markets and allotments. The site is denoted as a ‘Space to Breath’ as the harsh cityscape is broken, revealing an open, productive and ecological landscape. An oasis in the heart of the city.

Hello, I’m Henry, and I’m in the final stages of completing my master’s in landscape architecture. I’ve always loved nature and the outdoors and have a strong passion for design.
So, after a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design and 3 years in an environmental practice, alongside my studies, I’ve been able to combine these by designing conceptually, logically and spatially with the intent to see my designs from imagination to implementation through my dream career as a Landscape Architect.

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