ParcFertile, a submission by Verzone Woods Architects in Rougemont, Switzerland, has won the international competition to build an urban farm park on about 9 hectares of land in Bernex, Switzerland.
The farm features a variety of production types, including vegetables, fruit orchards, vines, berries, pick your own flowers, honey, small animals, and a permaculture edge that also serves as public space and an ecological corridor. Crop rotations are taken into account to allow for ever evolving views of the park as well as the inhabitation of fallow fields through modular site furnishings crafted with wooden farm palettes. The main plaza at the south end of the site allows for urban frontage of the farm and market, including pedagogical gardens, demonstration kitchen, and restaurant. Public spaces focus on agricultural production to encourage the exchange between farm and public activity.