Located at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa, the Moyo Restaurant and Urban Farm is a wonderful amalgamation of green design and modern technology that helps its owners lead a cleaner lifestyle. The historic harbor of the city offers a perfect backdrop for this cool restaurant and open-air market that was conceptualized and created by Tsai Design Studio. It is one thing to put up a refreshing green living wall in your home and a whole another challenge when you need to design a fully self-sufficient Aquaponic farming system for a bustling restaurant! Designers of the Moyo have accomplished this task with inimitable charm.
There are several green features that have been seamlessly incorporated into the design of Moyo. An array of photovoltaic panels form an integral part of the restaurant and power the water pumps that keep Aquaponic systems running at all times. Various kinds of shallow, freshwater fish that include many varieties of Tilapia are raised in the large tanks at the restaurant. Their waste is used as nutrient for the plants and herbs that are cultivated in the vertical gardens, ensuring that a sustainable cycle works without any glitches.
There is an amazing display of fresh food on offer at the restaurant that is quickly turned into delicious cuisine. Cape Town is one of the most popular destinations on the world tourist map and the V&A Waterfront offers the perfect setting for tourists to take in the local sights and sounds while they enjoy a lovely lunch at the Moyo.
Several modular prefab stores around the restaurant present a lovely shopping opportunity even as you marvel at the elegant and ergonomic design of this ingenious new addition to the Cape Town harbor.