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!