And finally… World’s largest rooftop urban farm opens in Paris



The largest rooftop urban farm in the world has opened in Paris, complete with a terrace bar and restaurant.

Nature Urbaine. Image by Valode & Pistre Architectes Atlav AJN

Situated on the 14,000 sq m roof of the French capital’s exhibition centre Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Nature Urbaine currently offers spaces to those who want to cultivate their own crops in the city.

It will be able to produce several hundred kilos of fruits, vegetables and spices every day, from around twenty different species.

According to managers, the use of nutrients usable in organic farming makes it possible to produce fruits and vegetables of quality, which are also tasty, cultivated without pesticides, respecting the cycles of nature. For those who want to get involved in this project of scale, the farm offers several services. These include vegetable garden rentals for residents, workshops and educational visits.

There are 135 plots of 1 square metre each available for rent. Reserving one’s place for a period of one year gives the right to the allocation of a vegetable patch, a welcome kit and an access badge. Its price is fixed at 320 euros.

The famous Parisian rooftop brand Le Perchoir will take over the panoramic terrace of Pavilion 6 and will open a bar and restaurant. Its menu will be partly made from products grown on-site.