The village of Añangu is located along the Napo River in Ecuador, providing a lush but fragile environment for the design project. This indigenous Quichua community has a record of leadership in environmental stewardship through their tourist eco-lodge and the conservation and management efforts in nearby Yasuni National Park. This dedication also extended to the cause of sustainable development, which resulted in the recruitment of professional assistance. The success of tourism at the village eco-lodge, The Napo Wildlife Center, allowed the community to begin reinvesting resources back into their village. The community of Añangu requested master planning assistance and schematic design for multiple buildings and public structures to accommodate the changing local community, increased tourism, and needed environmental protection of the area. Our multi-disciplinary student group worked alongside local non-profit organization, Verde Milenio, to assist in bringing the needed resources, self-sufficiency, and sustainable development to this proactive community.
Status: Under Construction
Location: Añangu, Ecuador