Markers Village

LOCATION  Newark, NJ

CLIENT  RBH Group

TYPE  Aeroponic Farm

SIZE  69,000 sf in 4 phases

ARCHITECT  KSS Architects

PUBLICATIONS
RBH Group - Makers Vilage
Munchies - The World’s Largest Indoor Vertical Farm Is Coming to New Jersey
Gizmodo - The World's Largest Vertical Farm Is Being Built In an Old Steel Mill 
 

An existing industrial site is being developed into a sustainable “Makers Village” with an anchor tenant, AeroFarms, an aeroponic farm that grows leafy greens and herbs in a controlled environment. It will be the largest indoor aeroponic farm in the world, providing healthy foods to the local community as well as to other markets. AeroFarms will employ and engage residents in growing locally-sourced produce in an urban area, thus serving as a model for year-round sustainable farming world-wide. The vacant lands adjacent to the adjoining Conrail Right-of-way are planned for use as a public open space for recreation, and for community food-based events. In addition, the building serves as their corporate office, distribution facility and an education center for the general public.