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Office building in Costa Rica - Measuring up to the criteria of sustainable construction
Office building in Costa Rica


The head office building of Holcim Costa Rica, a recognized example of sustainable construction, is used to explain the Holcim Foundation’s five “target issues” with reference to the project completed in 2004. The office building was conceived to provide a comfortable indoor environment using passive means instead of mechanical means such as air conditioning.

The building was named one of the most outstanding projects of 2005 by the Mexican Society of Architects, and identified by Spanish GEO Magazine as one of five exceptional sustainable buildings on the planet. It includes a contribution by the building’s architect, Bruno Stagno, an internationally-renowned specialist for tropical architecture and sustainable design who shows how the office building achieves significant sustainability performance while presenting a unique visual image.


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1st edition
60 pages
53 Illustrations (colored)
14.8 cm x 21.0 cm
Language: English

ISBN-13: 978-3-7266-0075-4


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