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Plaza Mediateca

Library and media center

The media library for the Rincon Grande neighborhood is designed as a modular raised platform resting on steel pillars covered by a ventilated roof. The orientation takes advantage of natural light and movable façade panels to regulate the internal breeze circulation, avoiding mechanical air conditioning.

With a minimal environmental impact, this proposal offers a low cost, integrated and multifunctional solution, using local materials and workforce. 

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Turning “non-places” into truly habitable and secure “places” for people
 
“Sustainability? Space for social activities” – Fabricio Mora
 
“Next Generation” prize for inspiring vision of tomorrow
 
“Reduce social inequality by furthering resilient forms of education in marginalized communities” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Project Entry 2014 for Latin America
Project Details
Location
San José, Costa Rica
Authors
Fabricio Andrés Mora Cruz
Main Author
Fabricio Andrés Mora Cruz
Universidad Latina (Heredia), Costa Rica
María Emilia Sánchez Cerdas
Main Author
María Emilia Sánchez Cerdas
Universidad Latina (Heredia), Costa Rica
Adrián Guillermo Castro Rivera
Main Author
Adrián Guillermo Castro Rivera
Universidad Hispanoamericana, Costa Rica
Prizes
Awards
"Next Generation" 4th prize 2014
Latin America
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“Sustainability? Space for social activities” – Fabricio Mora
“Sustainability? Space for social activities” – Fabricio Mora

Fabricio Mora from Universidad Latina (Heredia) explains how the aim of the project is to provide space in a public …

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“Qué es la sustentabilidad? Espacio para actividades sociales” – Fabricio Mora
“Qué es la sustentabilidad? Espacio para actividades sociales” – Fabricio Mora

Fabricio Mora, de la Universidad Latina (Heredia) explica que el objetivo de su proyecto es generar espacio en un edificio …

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