TRANSFORMING MINING LANDSCAPES

YASAI CREATED A DESIGN AND 

FEASIBILITY STUDY ABOUT HOW TO

REUSE A FORMER MINING LANDSCAPE.

"LET'S RECOVER THE WOUND IN THE LANDSCAPE

BY CREATING SPACE FOR AN EMERGING INDUSTRY

BELOW THE ARTIFICIAL NATURAL PARK, INSTEAD OF

JUST FILLING THE HOLE WITH RUBBLE."

LAFARGE HOLCIM DESIGN AWARD

by YASAI & RAOUL DUBOIS ARCHITECT

As a follow-up of a master thesis by Mark E. Zahran, Yasai created a feasibility study for the multinational company Lafarge Holcim. The goals was to  transform a former mining landscape in Switzerland into the largest Vertical Farm in the world to offer space for the emerging AgTech industry within the Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley. This project shall serves as a role model for many other fallow mining landscapes, which were created in the last century. In a next step Yasai created in collaboration with the architect Raoul Dubois a contribution for the Lafarge Holcim Design Award. Some of the renderings you may find here. For more information regarding the project and the feasibility study, please contact us!

CONTACT US

Yasai GmbH, c/o ETH Zürich, Stampfenbachstrasse 52/56, 8092 Zürich

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TO THE COMPANIES, SPONSORS, ACCELERATORS AND YOU.

Without your support YASAI would not be able to grow.