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title. Visitor’s Center Design Project in Mejia Lagoons

firmPaisaje Vivo, Full-time Internship

date. 2014 - 2015

city. Arequipa, Peru

description. In this project I was given the responsibility of designing an ecological architectural proposal for a Visitor’s Center at Mejia’s Lagoons, a nature reserve for migratory birds located in the south of Peru.  In the design, I proposed the implementation of a green roof technology and the use of indigenous materials in order to reduce the intervention’s impact on the environment and highlight the importance of the local ecology.  This experience helped me define my future career goals.  I developed a special sensibility towards nature and began to more fully understand the architect’s important role in environmental protection.