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Cafe, Heredia, San Jose, Costa Rica

After exploring the site and surrounding areas, a one-of-a-kind, site-specific, mixed-use conceptual design emerged for this project. Respect for the local environment and heritage and respect for the land and the local inhabitants helped create an attractive community gathering place. The plan incorporates a variety of natural and man-made areas of interest for people of all ages and education and income levels to enjoy.

Project Name: CAFE (Conceptual Design / Design Phase, Parcel 1)

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica

Site Area(s): 10 hectares (ha.)  / 25 acres

Building Area(s):

  • Site Building Coverage: +/- 40%
  • Green, pedestrian, natural land: > 50%
  • Retail & Lifestyle: 18,000 m2 (+/- 10%) / 193,750 ft2 (sq ft.)
  • Office: +/- 6,000 m2 / 64,583 ft2 (sq ft.)
  • Hotel: +/- 6,000 m2 / 64,583 ft2 (sq ft.)
  • Residential: +/- 1,200 units  (+/- 120,000 m2 / 1,291,669 ft2 (sq ft.))
  • Parking: 2,000 spaces

Over 50% of the entire site is  green space

Costa Rica, CAFE Design Phase - Parcel 1, Topography & Geological Conditions
Costa Rica, CAFE Design Phase - Parcel 1, Master Plan
Costa Rica, CAFE Design Phase - Parcel 1, South Building Section
Costa Rica, CAFE Design Phase - Parcel 1, North Building Elevation
Costa Rica, CAFE Design Phase - Parcel 1, Retail Level Floor Plan
Costa Rica, CAFE Design Phase - Parcel 1, Office Level Floor Plan
Costa Rica, CAFE Design Phase - Parcel 1, Residential Level Floor Plan
Costa Rica, CAFE Design Phase - Parcel 1, Roof Plan
Costa Rica, CAFE Design Phase - Parcel 1, Pedestrian Perspectives, Retail & Public Space Studies