At a corporate level, Plantagon do not assume any ownership of neither buildings nor equipment. Plantagon is assumed to be a developer and operator of urban farms, and receives a management fee and a performance fee when operating the plant. This can change from case to case, but this is our base assumption. Plantagon’s business model is based on a combination of innovative Agritechture Products and Services related to development and implementation of these products. All projects Plantagon delivers fall under one of the product categories, all with varying complexity:
Plantagon can change the use of empty areas of existing real estate, integrating sustainable food production (for example, converting underutilized car parking space into a growing area). Typically, the crops grown in a retrofit will be sold to the local market (restaurants and supermarkets) or sold through the Plantastore within the building (café’s and convenience stores).
- Office buildings basements
- Residential buildings basements or underground parking
- Custom made Concepts
Plantagon’s solutions can be added to existing buildings in the form of an extension that uses a unique double skin façade to form a vertical greenhouse and a closed-loop industrial food production system. Similar to the retrofitting system, the crops that are grown will likely be consumed within the building or sold to local restaurants and supermarkets.
- A vertical façade installation
- Rooftop greenhouse
- Custom made Concepts
Plantagon solutions can be used to create landmark buildings integrating the Vertical Food Production Line®, the Double-Skin façade technology and closed-loop energy systems. These buildings can either consist of pure industrial production of vegetables or combine horticulture and real estate components (residential, commercial, hospitality, retail) to form a multi-function structure. The design and uniqueness of the building creates a landmark in any city it is developed.
- Office buildings
- Residential buildings
- Custom made Concepts for schools, hospitals, airports and mixed-use projects
The Symbiotic System combines municipal infrastructure such as cooling, heating, biogas, waste, water and energy with food production. Similar to the New Building concept described above, the Symbiotic System builds upon creating a fully integrated solution. The Symbiotic System is able to use the “waste” generated from the municipal functions to create a highly efficient growing system. It also provides plant residuals that feed back into the system to avoid food waste.
- New Buildings