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Monteverde Environmental Center: Design Proposals Centro de Ambiental del Monteverde: Propuestas Diseños Sustainable Futures 2003 Futuros Sostenible 2003.

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1 Monteverde Environmental Center: Design Proposals Centro de Ambiental del Monteverde: Propuestas Diseños Sustainable Futures 2003 Futuros Sostenible 2003

2 Project Team/Equipo de Proyecto Faculty/Facultad Faculty/Facultad Dennis Andrejko, Stewart Dallas, Stacy Harwood, Nat Scrimschaw Students/Estudiantes Students/Estudiantes Mario Arena, Yelias Bender, Anne Elrod, Garrett Feddersen, Ryan Fitzsimmons, Jane Padelford, Juliet Strauss Special thanks to…/Gracias especialista… Special thanks to…/Gracias especialista… Monteverde Chamber of Commerce and all of the wonderful staff at MVI

3 Background/Historial Desire and opportunity to include a regional center Desire and opportunity to include a regional center Center would serve community as well as visitors Center would serve community as well as visitors The center would help forecast future development The center would help forecast future development

4 Precedent Studies/Estudias de Precedente Knapp St. Lab/Environmental Visitor Center Knapp St. Lab/Environmental Visitor Center Coney Island (Brooklyn), New York, U.S.A. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A. Zion National Park Visitor Center Zion National Park Visitor Center Springdale, Utah, U.S.A. UNEP-IETC Environmental Technology Centre at Murdoch University UNEP-IETC Environmental Technology Centre at Murdoch University Perth, Western Australia

5 Goals/Objetivos To create a multidimensional facility that would integrate client requests and team ideas To create a multidimensional facility that would integrate client requests and team ideas “Educate, Demonstrate, and Apply” “Educate, Demonstrate, and Apply”

6 Goals/Objetivos Client requests Client requests (1) Regional gateway (2) Business information (3) Sustainable Monteverde (4) Regional parking facility Team contributions Team contributions (1)Education facility for local community and visitors (2) Demonstrate and apply sustainable technologies

7 Program/Programme Basic necessities Basic necessities -- point of entry -- restrooms -- etc. Educational space Educational space -- Classrooms and auditorium -- Indoor and outdoor display space -- Indoor natural & cultural museum museum Sustainable features Sustainable features Parking space Parking space Additional site amenities Additional site amenities -- Refreshment area -- Gift shop

8 Next Steps/Proximo Pasos Complete a more thorough analysis of parking facility Complete a more thorough analysis of parking facility Asses the implications of building the center adjacent to residential development Asses the implications of building the center adjacent to residential development Discuss the design proposals with local landowners Discuss the design proposals with local landowners


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