Conceptual study for an international conference center along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The bioclimatic building design responds to the extreme coastal climate with its strong winds, dry summers and heavy rainfalls in wet season. The harvesting of natural resources generates a small energetic footprint of the building group that responds to its small physical footprint on the surrounding tropical landscape. The building program includes the meeting facilities, a five star hotel, a full media library focusing on biodiversity, as well as a museum dedicated to the theory of Consilience, which was developed by Edward Osborne Wilson.


Team: A Company (Oliver Schütte, Ronald Fonseca, Ana Eugenia Fernandez) with Walter Hidalgo

Scope: Concept Design and Feasibility Study

Client: Private

Location: Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Status: Completed

Year: 2006