Parque de las Flores proposes a model for a botanical garden whereby scientific, technological, cultural, educational, aesthetic and economic agendas are integrated into an ecologically-based proposal that is driven and framed by its landscape. The client sought to transform the 7.5 hectares of this former coffee hacienda into a botanical park and museum to showcase the
flora and fauna of the region. The site is located in a 100-year old former coffee plantation whose processing facility was hydrologically powered using a system of canals and cisterns that made their way through the site from the adjacent creek. An expanded hydrological system is used to create irrigation channels and fountains in the new design.
Lopez/Jaimes Design Studio, Architectural Consultants