Arboreal Platform: Low-impact timber rainforest center, Puerto V

The Costa Rican NGO Fundecor, which is dedicated to sustainable rainforest management, plans to build a new headquarters situated in the rainforest. Raised on wooden stilts, it hovers above the rolling green terrain. Four wings of the building enclose an atrium in which a grove of trees has been conserved – as a built symbol of forest protection. The 720 sq m facility informs about woodlands management and benefits forestry services generate, while promoting environmental conservation.