©2018 by Junfan Chen.


Urban Farming & Social Gathering

For this project, I  developed a building proposal for a new center for Urban Agriculture in Pittsburgh. The center serves as a hub supporting urban gardening and farming activity in Pittsburgh. The project is a outreach center for education and community engagement; urban barn for supporting large scale, dispersed agricultural practices in the city; and greenhouse for extending the growing season in Pittsburgh’s climate. At the first stage of this project, I did a research and analysis on the site: Homewood Neighborhood.

The main goal of my project is to integrate educational and social activities in the urban agriculture center. Therefore, the planting areas are mixed with the social activity areas in order to display various planting techniques to the visitors while they are doing social activities. 
Since this project revolves around growing, sunlight accessibility is a major design concept. Starting from when the sun is at the highest point, which is 12p.m., my design radiated outward from there.