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SCAUT wins ITA Tunnelling Award 2019
SCAUT wins ITA Tunnelling Award 2019
04.12.2019 | 08:28

We are happy and proud to announce that SCAUT's entry 'Underground Green Farming' has won the ITA Tunnelling Award 2019 in the category 'Innovative Underground Space Concept of the year'.

All finalist projects were presented during a one-day conference on 18th of November 2019 in Miami, USA. The winner for each category was unveiled during a banquet on the same evening. The list of winners by category can be found on the awards website: https://awards.ita-aites.org/winners

Underground Green Farming (UGF) is a prime example of new ways to use urban underground space. Food is vital to the survival of our cities, but land is scarce, which is why growing underground will be vital in the future. Together with industry partners, SCAUT has developed and commissioned the first UGF prototype for sustainable food production by using aquaponics (fish and food production in one same system).

Our project centers on the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development and a Circular Economy. By integrating various urban needs and uses of underground space, we reduce the impact on the urban environment. We aim to develop a concept to achieve food security for mega cities and urban regions utilizing the underground space.

We would like to take the chance and thank all our partners for their support and contribution, without you this outstanding success would not have been possible. Thank you!