Caza’s design for Costa Rica’s new Congress Hall revisits the country’s legacy of tropical modernism, inviting citizens of Costa Rica to imagine how architecture can embody social struggle and a new vision for an ecological future.
The building comprises a series of structurally interdependent hypercubes clad in steel louvers. Each cube appears as a unit, but each gains its strength through physical connectivity. This formal duality invites reflection on the role of the public in contemporary democracies, which depend on the productive interaction of a multiplicity of individual viewpoints and perspectives.
Paying homage to the central role Costa Rica’s ecology plays in its identity and history, the building hosts a series of verdant hanging landscapes and sky terraces covered in native trees and plantings that invite the landscape into the structure itself. Source by CAZA.