Studio Tjep’s Oogst 1000 Wonderland is a towering agricultural amusement park that makes farming fun by giving visitors the opportunity to take part in a self-sustaining vertical farm. The towering eco community houses a restaurant, a wind-powered amusement park, a farm that is tended by guests, and a biogas system recycles the waste they produce into fuel.
Oogst 1000 Wonderland takes the structure of traditional Dutch farm buildings and rearranges them so that everything is “linked by technology proposed in the greenhouse village (Utrecht, the Netherlands) in order to create a self-sustainable system.” The self-sustaining amusement park can accomodate up to 1,000 people per day, and all of the food used in the on-site restaurants is grown within the structure and its surrounding fields.
Visitors to the park are completely engaged in the vertical farm’s daily functions. Hotel guests who work as farmers during their stay can stay for free, and users get paid 0.50 euros when they use the toilets, which produce fuel for an on-site biogas energy system. Studio Tjep hasn’t how much it would cost to build the Oogst, but such a self-sustaining wonderland should have little trouble recouping the investment into construction.