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Local Students Present Their Vision for the Center

Nosara, Costa Rica, October 19, 2019



The Campaign collaborated with Nosara Community for the Arts and the non-profit No. 9 in the week-long program "Re-imagining My Sustainable Nosara."


Students from Colegio Bocas de Nosara and Del Mar Academy collaborated to create their vision of a socially and environmentally sustainable Nosara.


Re-imagining My Sustainable Nosara


The Nosara Community for the Arts (NOCA) hosted a week-long program "Re-imagining My Sustainable Nosara" in Nosara this week.


The program lead by Toronto non-profit No. 9 "empowers youth to transform the built world around them, challenging and inspiring them to lead a revolution in building sustainable communities". No. 9 has conducted such programs for over 3.000 students in both Canada and the US.


Program Activities


Students from Colegio Bocas de Nosara and Del Mar Academy collaborated to brainstorm, design and create their vision of a socially and environmentally sustainable Nosara, as represented by the infrastructure proposed in the Campaign for the Nosara Sustainability Center.


Through the week the students built an architectural 3D model of the proposed Nosara Sustainability Center and presented their vision and model to the community on Saturday, October 19th at the NOCA Studio (previously La Banana, next to Il Basilico).



The Students' Vision


The students proposed buildings made of locally-sourced, sustainable materials such as teak and bamboo. The campus would be entirely run by solar energy and have its own wastewater treatment plant. Their creative building designs included sea turtle shaped building, open air and organic designs.


Additionally, students proposed programs to bridge cross-cultural divides. For example, a farm-to-table culinary institute, a language school, arts and recreation programs.


Check out all the pictures of the architectural 3D model:






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