MVRDV’s Taiwan vegetable market has farm on the roof

Ground has broken on a wholesale market for fruit and vegetables in east Tainan, Taiwan, designed by Dutch architect MVRDV and LLJ Architects.

The open-air Tainan Xinhua Fruit and Vegetable Market will contain a green farming roof which will be used to grow produce, such as pineapples, rice, roses and tea.

The roof will also include sheltered spots, benches and picnic tables that allow visitors to sit and enjoy views of the surrounding landscape.

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