The Monocle Design Award 2022 for the Smartest Student Project goes to MAEBB Solar Greenhouse
The Monocle Award for the Smartest Student Project has been given this year to the MAEBB Solar Greenhouse. This prestigious honor celebrates the amazing work of the MAEBB class of 2021, who completed their innovative agricultural prototype just last fall.
Monocle’s editorial coverage spans from innovations in city planning to product design, using the design award to highlight how design can help improve our quality of life at every corner of the globe. The Solar Greenhouse sits among many projects spanning from Asia and South Africa to the USA, praising this particular project for its ambitious effort in suggesting an innovative model which tackles the question of food production through intricate hydroponics, and efficient solar energy and food production. Through looking at the model of agriculture in the forest setting of Valldaura Labs, this project intended to present a future vision for food production and ecological design, able to be transported to the urban context, making small-scale urban farming easy.
This award is hopefully one of many to come, we congratulate and thank our students and faculty for their wonderful collaborative effort in making this possible!