A vertical farm in Switzerland is planned to be constructed at the Lymhof, where it will be integrated into a residential neighborhood. Site owner Geistlich Immobilia has signed an agreement to this effect with the startup company YASAI. Starting in 2026, herbs, lettuces, and much more will be grown in the approximately 8-meter-high hall and will also be sold directly on-site.
Experience food production in the middle of the neighborhood
"With our farm in Schlieren, we will bring food production directly to the people," says Mark E. Zahran, co-founder, and CEO of YASAI. The production will be transparent and tangible in the literal sense: glass facades will make the hall visible, and there will be peepholes to the "grow chamber" in the heart of the hall, where the herbs grow in a protected way. "We don't just want to produce sustainably. We also want to make people aware that new ways of producing food are possible and necessary," explains Mark E. Zahran. That's why there will also be guided tours of the farm, and residents of Lymhof and the whole of Schlieren will be able to grow their own "allotment garden 4.0" in the hall via an app. The hall is also intended to become a meeting place for the neighborhood: Facing the park, there is a meeting space where herbs and vegetables can be picked up, events take place, or people meet in a juicery, for example.