Most of European cities have their own urban gardening system. The metropolitan city of Milan locates the national region with the highest urban gardening system productivity rate in the Monza and Brianza area (Istat 2013).
The recent approval of the PGT (Territorial Zoning Plan) modification concerning the territories belonging to Monza Municipality aims to follow the path of requalification and integration of gardens and horticultural allotments through the application of PLIS (Local Parks of Regional Interest). The purpose is to integrate green areas within Brianza’s large segments of artisanal and industrial production.
FARM BRIANZOLA steps forward as a potential urban project integrated into the PLIS green system. It opens to the possibility of creating coexisting urban and agricultural areas on a horticultural/building plot, creating a self-sufficient farming system within the artisanal urban area.
Project – 8 x 8 = ∞ regenerations
The agricultural area is located next to the building plot consisting of eight residences built with dry construction systems (steel and wood). The area, extending on approximately 4000 m², is divided into eight outdoor and indoor cultivable plots, with the implementation of greenhouses. Agriculture 4.0 employs automated farming systems precisely for the purpose of directly autogenerating home-grown products.