Plaza de la Cultura

Title

Plaza de la Cultura
Costa Rica Ecotourism

Subject

ecotourism; sustainability; plazas

Description

This project was funded by Bernard and Anne Spitzer Travel Fellowship for research projects involving travel abroad and incorporating the study of architecture, landscape architecture, or urbanism.
Ranked in 2009 as the greenest country in the world, Costa Rica has urbanized as world leader in sustainability and eco-friendly development. Ecotourism is a vital part of the country’s revenue to agriculture. We are looking to understand how a country got to the point where economic development works in balance with environmental concerns. We as designers of the built environment can learn from the ways Costa Rica has worked on ensuring the safety of the environment and the lasting of its integrated, sustainable architectural style.

Creator

Carbuccia, Venus
Vargas, Edgar (Costa Rican architect, born 1922); Borbón, Jorge (Costa Rican architect, born 1933); Bertheau, Jorge (Conta Rican architect); Rovinsky, Samuel (engineer)

Date

1982

Rights

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Michael Buonanno

Type

Architecture and City Planning|Garden and Landscape

Identifier

T0243

Coverage

San Jose, Costa Rica

Files

13508361-Image-43.jpg

Citation

Carbuccia, Venus and Vargas, Edgar (Costa Rican architect, born 1922); Borbón, Jorge (Costa Rican architect, born 1933); Bertheau, Jorge (Conta Rican architect); Rovinsky, Samuel (engineer), “Plaza de la Cultura,” Spitzer School of Architecture, accessed April 23, 2024, http://digitalscholarship.ccny.cuny.edu/architecture/items/show/723.

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