Rural Planning

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Cirenas Campus

9.7235° N, 85.2097° W
NICOYA PENINSULA, COSTA RICA


SCALE: 22 hectares


CIRENAS is a nature-based educational organisation which brings together local and international students, teachers and researchers in a rural setting close to the beach. VIDA worked closely with the permaculture designers on the layout of the site to resolve the campus food, energy, waste and dwelling needs, and an integrated water management strategy, as well as designing functional common areas and accommodation that drew on local vernacular and simple construction methods.

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Hacienda San Isidro

7°54'05.7"N 80°36'02.2"W
PESÉ, PANAMA


SCALE: 800 hectares


One of VIDA’s earliest projects in Central America involved working with the operations managers of a well-known Panamanian rum distiller to develop a masterplan and external areas design that preserved the rural landscape, improved production, and drew on the industrial beauty of the facility. The material palette for the hardscape and softscape draws on the indigenous and the cultural landscape to instill a sense of timelessness and rural elegance.

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English County Estate Masterplan

ENGLAND


SCALE: 450 hectares


Far from home in Costa Rica, VIDA was consulted to assist with the planning and project-visioning of a scenic, English, rural property. A mixed-use brief included a brewery, glamping, wellness centre, agriculture, forest canopy walks and events; the masterplan was a result of a VIDA Session.

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New Jersey EState Master plan

NEW JERSEY, USA


SCALE: 90 hectares


VIDA worked with the family ownership on the masterplanning of this multi-generational family farm located in New Jersey, USA.  The masterplan laid out divisions in ownership between family members, created and proposed improvements for common areas and additional amenities such as an all-season pool house and horse and hiking trails. 

 

 

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See also:

Isla PalenqueGulf of Chiriqui, Panama

Nantipa
Beach Resort
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Nayara
Tented Camp
Arenal, Costa Rica

Rio Perdido
Hotel & Spa
Bagaces, Costa Rica

Homes + RetreatsGuanacaste, Costa Rica

CommunitiesProject type

The Drifter HotelNew Orleans, Louisiana

Arenas del MarManuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Kokoro SpringsLake County, California, USA

MarriottCosta Rica

Harmony Projects & HotelPlaya Guiones, Costa Rica

Lapa Rios EcolodgeOsa Peninsula, Costa Rica

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