The farm of the future has been built in Budapest with participation of KÉSZ Group

The farm of the future has been built in Budapest with participation of KÉSZ Group

Artificial lighting conditions, controlled temperature and LED lighting - this is what crop production of the future looks like. Such a special, vertical farm was handed over in Budapest, in the Újpest headquarters of Tungsram. KÉSZ Group also participated in implementation of the innovative project.

The vertical farm for research and development purposes, unique in Central Europe, has been completed in Tungsram's headquarters in Újpest, with the support of the Ministry of Innovation and Technology: In the farm of a production area of 150 square meters micro-vegetables and small salad plants are grown with only LED, i.e. artificial lighting independent of the part of the day or weather.

KÉSZ Group was Tungsram's partner in establishing of the farm and several members of the company also participated in the project. The general contractor was KÉSZ Építő és Szerelő Zrt. and the facility's steel structure was constructed by KÉSZ Metaltech. The farm was designed by bim.GROUP Kft.

House in the house

"From the point of view of construction, a vertical farm is practically a "house in the house": special rooms are established in an industrial area where crop production is carried out. KÉSZ provided for the air engineering system and energy supply, as part of general construction" - said Deputy CEO of KÉSZ Építő és Szerelő Zrt., the general contracting member company of KÉSZ Group.

Production independent of environmental effects can start

An advantage of a vertical farm is that agricultural production can be made independent of environmental effects, i.e. crop production is taken in an artificial environment, under artificial circumstances.

"A vertical farm is a model project also for us as we have not taken part in such a work yet. However, KÉSZ Group is committed to sustainable and innovative solutions, so we were pleased to start work. The circumstances of indoor crop production should be provided artificially, such as, for example, the control of the temperature of the air blown in or just humidity. Accordingly, the greatest challenge for us was in any case the control of the air engineering system. We are very glad that we managed to provide all circumstances to start crop production successfully - added Árpád Tápai.

Source of the picture: Tungsram