- Year of commitment : 2018
- CO2 Impact : The cultivation of edible plants, fruits and herbs, captures around 30 to 40 kg / m2 of production area / year, or between 42 and 56 tons of CO2 / year for the farm. CO2 comes from the activity of the bio-filter of fish farming and the recovery of CO
- Green energies : Recovering of fatal energy
- Digital services : Water
- Sustainable mobility : Accessibility
- Water cycle : Collection
- Circular economy and waste management : Eco-Design
- Biodiversity & Ecosystems : / Hydroponic cultivation /
2 700 000 €
- Manager / Dealer
BIGH Anderlecht SA
The first urban farm BIGH is the Farm Abattoir, built in the heart of Brussels, in the priority development zone of the canal, on the roof of the Foodmet (a food market, designed by the ORG architects, on the historic site of the Abattoir) .
The Abattoir site is famous for its cellars, its classified market and its bustling market, which attracts more than 100,000 people each week in three days. It houses the last artisanal slaughterhouse located in the center of a European capital. All these food activities have earned the site of the Abattoir the nickname of "belly of Brussels".
It took about a year to develop the Abattoir Farm: work began in 2017 and the first gardening trials were conducted in 2016, while the greenhouse and the fish farm were completed in 2018. The farm will be fully operational at the end of 2018.
Website Enterprise / Infrastructurehttps://bigh.farm/fr/home-fr/
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Building Integrated Greenhouses SCA
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The company is designed to develop a network of farms at the regional and European level, with each of the farms considered as a profit center relying on the experts of the holding, BIGH SCA.
BIGH is at the same time co-developer, operator and seller of short circuit products.
BIGH relies on local companies for urban logistics services, food processing and the social economy for part of its workforce.
An investment of 2.7 million euros for an annual figure of 1.1 million euros, ebitda of 25% and pay-back 6 years; 36-year lease guaranteed on 4000m2 of roofing of Foodmet.
The objective is to develop a network of farms co-financed by the owners of sites to which BIGH will lease the greenhouse built according to its technical specifications.
BIGH builds on a knowledge network in commercial real estate, enterprise and industry ready to shift paradigms to positive impact circular economy / C2C
Building Integrated Greenhouses SCA
- fish farm
- Outdoor garden
- Economic development :
- Biodiversity :
- Urban project governance
- Low-carbon materials/ infrastructure
Each year, the fish farm of Abattoir Farm can produce 35 tons of high quality striped bass.
The BIGH experts selected striped bass because it met different criteria: market demand, water quality, renewable heat available to maintain a temperature of 24 ° C and the ability of these fish to grow as well. well in freshwater than in their natural habitat (the estuary). From the solid excrement of striped bass, the water naturally rich in fertilizer that comes out of the biofilter will be used for both hydroculture and outdoor gardens, as well as for other purposes.
The greenhouse of the Abattoir Farm produces aromatic herbs, tomatoes and micropouses in three horticultural zones, which represent a production area of 2,000 m². Production capacity depends on variety, size and temperature.
The greenhouse benefits from organic pollination with bumblebees and biological pest control methods to manage any disease. We do not use chemicals or pesticides.
The first 700 m² of the outdoor garden have been cultivated since 2016. With its 2000m² BIGH is probably the biggest productive roof in Europe.
We are also innovating new agricultural techniques on external substrates, and aim to become economically viable with the sale of products. The outdoor garden is an opportunity to create a living and productive living space on a roof so that you can replicate the experience elsewhere.
- La ferme dispose de sa propre pompe à chaleur, qui emmagasine la chaleur provenant du système de réfrigération du Foodmet (permettant ainsi de produire toute l’année) tout en réfrigérant les chambres froides des bouchers et des détaillants du Foodmet. Elle est complétée par un dispositif de chauffage au gaz si besoin dont le CO2 est récupéré et destiné à faciliter la photosynthèse des plantes durant la journée.
- La ferme dépend le moins possible de l’eau courante : nous utilisons de l’eau de pluie filtrée et stockée, ainsi que l’eau d’un forage.
- La consommation d’électricité est partiellement compensée par les panneaux solaires des installations photovoltaïques de la halle alimentaire.
- Durant le fonctionnement de la ferme, nous chercherons des synergies supplémentaires basées sur un partage des équipements.