Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Architecture
Famed for their biodiversity, the Galápagos Islands have become an increasingly popular tourist destination in recent years. The population has risen from 2,000 in 1959 to over 30,000 today.
Following a study in November 2010, we worked with the Municipality of Santa Cruz and the residents’ association to produce an architectural best-practice guide for El Mirador. This is the first step in an overall effort to work closely with the community to develop long-term planning and land use strategies to strike an ecological balance between humans and nature in the Galápagos.
This project is
- Low environmental impact and low-cost development
- Charles Darwin Foundation
- Galápagos Conservation Trust
- Municipality of Santa Cruz
- The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust