Improved Egg Production
December 4, 2009
The Israeli Architecture firm of Peleg/Burshtein has recently won a competition to redesign factory farmed chicken egg (and we assume chicken) production. This from WorldPoultry.net (who knew?):
In September, the Israel Ministry of Agriculture announced the winners in a first of its kind architectural competition to design the next generation of layer farms in the north Israel.
The first prize was awarded to the team of architects Itai Peleg and Joseph Burshtein, landscape architect Nathan Gulman and construction company Agrotop Ltd.
The competition was held as part of a comprehensive reform the Ministry of Agriculture has initiated to address a series of veterinary, ecological and environmental problems of the egg industry in Israel. The winners were chosen by a professional jury chaired by head of the Planning Administration at the Israeli Ministry of Interior.
The winning proposal re-examines the idea of environmental integration in a rural setting, reports Israeli construction company for agricultural facilities Agrotop Ltd. It seeks to minimize the physical and ecological footprint of the layers’ farms – an approach fundamentally different from simply blending in the landscape by means of visual camouflage.
While Agrotop appears to be a fairly standard big-business agricultural company the designs from Peleg/Burshtein, at least from what we can see (can anyone read Hebrew?), is an improvement over your typical chicken coop. We wonder what the chickens think about their new home…