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project : : Curridabat Park Masterplan : : San Jose, Costa Rica : : 2019~ : : 42,000m² (site) : :

program : : Masterplan, Event covered plaza, Orchid botanical garden, Pavilion : : 

credits : : Javier Villar Ruiz Partner in Charge at KKAA (LEAD) : : LightIQ (LIG) : : Zurcher Arqu. (AOR) : : 

synopsis : : This small park, next to a newly developed district, had to include an event covered plaza, a botanical garden to host an exiting outstanding local orchid collection, and a contamplative pavilion to attract people towards the end of the park. Those three elemts were carefully positioned according to the acceses, the topography, the presence of water and of some remarkable existing trees. The paths to walk the park were traced so those interesting elements would be "discovered" rather than "reached". All these three architetcures were designed around the idea of the sphere, in reference to elements present in the local millenary culture : the plaza as an ebbing portion of a sphere; the pavilion as a crescent one; and the botanical garden as a negative imprint of a sphere into the ground : : 

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