sprout fro sprawl

Sprout from Sprawl – Architecture Competition for a Farming Supermarket

Submission: March 8, 2022
Registration: March 7, 2022
Language: English
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Prizes: 24000$
Type: Open


The design challenge here is to bring farming into the heart of the city, where people can engage with it and buy its fresh produce. The aim is to rethink the supermarket and retail layouts planned for impulsive buying and instead promote sustainable buying patterns.

Rapid development in farming technology has led to a rise in various typologies of farming, which are sustainable and handy.
To reduce the pressure on conventional large framing industries can urban farming form an alternative? Since this farming typology is associated with the urban context, can we bring it into the public eye? Can this typology be retrofitted in supermarkets?

By adding farming into supermarkets, the design not only seeks a place to grow and store products but also to educate people in what they eat and thereby promote responsible consumption. 

Design objectives

Function: How will the supermarket run along with urban farming?

Maintenance: Address maintenance and technicalities that go into urban farming and thus implement them in your design.

Learning: Workshops, Manuals and information about framing and healthy eating.

Rethink: What else can the participants provide to promote sustainable buying and eating practices?

The above objectives can be a point of beginning to conceive this design. Participants are free to assume their programmatic outline.


  • The minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
  • The competitions are open worldwide for designers from any discipline.
  • You can participate as an individual or as a team of a maximum of 4 members.
  • All students and professionals can participate in the competitions.

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