UF001 LokDepot - The first commercial aquaponic rooftop farm worldwide

Since 2013, we operate UF001 LokDepot as our first commercial aquaponic rooftop farm. Based in the Dreispitz area south of Basel, just a few tram stops from the heart of the city, we operate a 250m2 rooftop greenhouse with fresh fish and healthy vegetables.

UF001 LokDepot is our pilot for rooftop farming, leading on to more sizeable, and commercially viable business models for our customers. During 2013, we are running a series of R&D test

 

 Highlights

Inauguration of construction and finished greenhouse Oct 26, 2012
UF001 Grand Opening with over 500 local and international guests May 25, 2013
Launch of MIGROS Basel test-sale into MParc Dreispitz Aug 16, 2013
together with the University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Wädenswil in order to test functionality, robustness and quality of our production processes as well as to ensure delivery of our Fresh.Revolution.Basket.Pro allotments to leading restaurants in town. Everything we do from seeding to harvest is supported via the UF Controller, our proprietary farm control software. UF001 LokDepot can be visited for private & corporate tours. Directions to UF001 LokDepot can be found here.

 

Main Facts
Address UF001 LokDepot c/o Christoph Merian Stiftung Frankfurtstrasse 21 4053 Basel
Start of construction July 2012
Start of production Jan 2013
Greenhouse 250m²
Annual production volume 5 tons of vegetables, 850kg of fish
Customer base Leading restaurants in Basel: Schmatz, Schifferhaus, and Osteria Acqua
Sales model Weekly Revolution.Basket.Pro fish & vegetable basketsMigros MParc Dreispitz weekly direct sales on Fridays and Saturdays

News

UF develops “Farm Scout” App

11. August 2015

With the support of M-Engagement, UF launches the development of the UF Farm Scout App, an app that helps every city dweller check the farming potential of unused spaces and receive options on using roofs sustainably. Please find here the following Press Releases from M-Engagement in DE, EN and FR. – Press Release French – […]

UF Summer Newsletter 07/15

06. July 2015

Summer is here! See our newsletter 07/15 and win a complimentary Prosecco at Osteria Acqua, in Basel.

UF Series A Closing of CHF 2.1m

31. March 2015

Read our latest newsletter on a successful closing of our Series A here. And the Press Release here.