THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

A project for the well-being of people and respect for nature


The project of the new buildings’ construction is the result of long reflection, acquired knowledge and meaningful encounters.

This project is the answer to questions concerning ecological issues; it brings together agriculture, health, and tourism and contributes to the economic development of the region.

The accommodation structure allows us to carry out our mission in symbiosis with nature, animals, and human beings.

Our fields of activity are based on 18 sectors, as described below. While some sectors are already active, others will be soon.  

MISSION, VISION & VALUES

Votre Cercle de Vie

Mission: Votre Cercle de Vie is committed to establishing the link between human beings and nature in order to raise public awareness of living in symbiosis with each other. We thus contribute to the promotion of sustainable development through innovative solutions that respect a holistic world view. 

Vision: To be a reference for development on all levels, in favour of a sustainable and biodynamic management of our planet's resources. 

Values: Authenticity, biodiversity, sustainability, innovation, encounter, serenity, solidarity, tradition, transparency 

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PROJECT AND REGION: WHAT KIND OF INTERACTIONS?

 

The benefits that this project would bring to the Pays-d'Enhaut region and its inhabitants are numerous. They are not only economic but also social, ...

  

« Bovino »

The main building

The Votre Cercle de Vie’s construction project of the buildings is located in the centre of the village, in the middle of 20 hectares of farmland. It consists of two buildings surrounded by a park and areas dedicated to bio-ecological gardens.

The 6-floors main building "Bovino" will accommodate:

  • the farm
  • the restaurant
  • hotel rooms
  • natural wellness
  • the biogas plant
  • the underground car park 

« Planto »

Secondary building


The secondary building "Planto" will be composed of 4 floors, including: 

  • the reception
  • the organic and bulk shop
  • general medicine and naturopathic surgery
  • conference rooms
  • the dormitories

ARCHITECTURE


Preserving the harmony of our landscapes requires an organic and traditional architectural design.

The architectural concepts are inspired by Feng Shui and the order established by nature (sacred geometry) is used for the design; the "Bovino" building will emerge from the hill and will completely merge with its surroundings.

This blend of organic architecture (green roofs) and the traditional architectural style of the Pays-d'Enhaut - facades covered with shingles (small wooden tiles) - will fit perfectly into the heart of nature.    

Fleur de Vie en bois
FLOWER OF LIFE
Géométrie sacrée en bois
THE SACRED GEOMETRY

MATERIALS

A high level of pollution is generated by the hype of new constructions. It thus seems fundamental to create as little pollution as possible for the construction of this infrastructure.

With this in mind, the majority of materials to be used will be natural and local: regional solid wood, clay, natural stones, mineral paints, and plant roofs. It is planned to collaborate with local companies.  

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Clay
Tavillons sur le toit
Tavillon
Quelques morceaux de bois
Wood

FINANCING

The investment cost of the project amounts to approximately CHF 22 million.

The Canton of Vaud and the Confederation have expressed interest in supporting this project. They see in it a development potential for the region.

In order to be able to realize this great adventure, it is extremely important to obtain all the financing required. If you are convinced of the usefulness of our approach, if you share the same ideals for the future of our children, and if you have the same sustainable vision for our environment, we urge you to participate financially in this project by writing to us directly at info@votre-cercledevie.ch.

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION

Here you will find all our current documents and information about the project

Couverture business plan - projet Votre Cercle de Vie
Business Plan - January 2020 (FR)
Couverture Brochure Votre Cercle de Vie 2019
Brochure August 2019 (FR)
Exposition « Projet de Votre Cercle de Vie » 2020 - peinture murale
Temporary exhibition at the Espace Durable
Vidéo réalisée par Schweizer Bauern Paysans Suisses sur le projet en 2019
Video made by Schweizer Bauern – Paysans Suisses

Esprit Ensemble Fondation

Esprit Ensemble is a public charitable foundation founded in 2018 with headquarters in Château-d'Œx. Established to support the project of Votre Cercle de Vie, the foundation will be the exclusive owner of the buildings that will be constructed. The durability of the place will thus be ensured.

Supported by the Canton of Vaud and the Confederation, this project will rely on private investments. The search for fundings is currently in progress.