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Azulera Resort
Brasilito Bay, Costa Rica

Azulera Resort

Brasilito Bay, Costa Rica

Planning for Environmental Responsibility and Enjoyment


All of our hospitality designs consider what makes each place unique. On the rugged northwest coast of Costa Rica overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the experience of the tropical rainforest is unparalleled.  We focused our master plan on preserving the forest, managing water and hardly disturbing the land, allowing nature to remain the center of enjoyment.

Character in Context


We emphasized the importance of the landscape by the natural character of the architecture, low in scale, built of local natural materials and surrounded by vegetation. The climate also allowed us literally to open up the interiors to the outdoors. The wine bar is an open air pavilion and the guestrooms enjoy expansive private decks and pools.

Master Planning for Variety


The varied terrain, irregular property, and leisure market led us to create several zones that can be developed over time. On the denser southwestern site, three landscaped axes organize views toward the ocean: two for hotel guestrooms and one for branded hotel condominiums. The northwestern part of the site groups villas and low-rise apartment buildings around a Greg Norman golf course.

Project Details

Project Lead:

Patrick Burke, AIA

Professional Credits:

Associate Architect – Zurcher Arquitectos

Location:

Brasilito Bay, Costa Rica

Size:

1.1 million SF

Completion Date:

2008

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