Holcim Foundation

Project Summary

Cricket Shelter in New York

Modular edible insect farm

This pavilion demonstrates the possibility of local insect farming as a form of protein with low-resource intensity, New York, United States.

This project proposes an alternative to animal meat production that emits just 1 % of the greenhouse gas emissions and requires 0.001 % of the land to produce the same amount of protein annually when compared to beef production.

Project Timeline

Expand allCollapse all
Acknowledgement prizes: Humans, water, and nature
“Exuberant architectural expression calling attention to the possibilities of insect farming”
Project Entry 2017 for North America
Project Details
New York City, USA
Acknowledgement prize 2017
North America
Related topics
Related Information
“Starting with the environmental footprint of the food we consume” – Sustainable design by Mitchell Joachim
“Starting with the environmental footprint of the food we consume” – Sustainable design by Mitchell Joachim

A modular edible insect farm that massively reduces the carbon and water footprints of protein for human consumption is …

Cricket Shelter: Acknowledgement 2017 North America
Cricket Shelter: Acknowledgement 2017 North America

Modular edible insect farm, New York City, USA - This pavilion is a demonstration of an urban farming system that …

Holcim Foundation

Search Help

Our website search engine covers the web pages including project descriptions and expert profiles, PDFs, images and videos on the Holcim Foundation website. To improve your search results, here are some tips:

Basic search

Our search defaults to term-pairing AND. If you search sustainable construction - then the search engine will look for any items containing sustainable AND construction


photovoltaic OR solar

Looks for either word


(clay OR mud) AND (school OR university)

Combine alternative terms for more specific searching


geothermal -heating

Excludes a term from results, automatically ANDs other terms listed


"zero carbon"

Use quotation marks to search for a specific phrase or combination

Wildcards (one or more characters)


Asterisk (*) matches any word or phrase - so archit* will find architect, architecture, architectural as well as architrave