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    TGS - New Adventures

    Christopher Perrodin
    Aug 19, '15 12:05 PM EST

    Its been a long time in the making but we are finally working on the new village. Actually, two new villages. After looking at a multitude of sites in both Honduras and Nicaragua, Agros has selected two locations (using the handy dandy site selection guide we worked on last year) in the Matagalpa area of Nicaragua for two new villages to anchor their regional project. The first, El Ojoche, is scheduled to 'open' later this year. The second, Aguas Vivas, the year after that. 

    For the last couple of years, Agros has been undergoing a rigorous capacity improvement project. They have been working with consultants in land tenure, heath, human development, agricultural development and the built environment.  We have been involved in consulting on the built environment part of that study and these villages will be the first to be built with the new development models in place. We worked with a lot of great people over the last couple of years and we are looking forward to seeing the teams ideas take form. 

    We started the process in April with an improved community engagement model and are currently in the thick of designing El Ojoche. The team we are working with at Agros is an incredible group of dedicated professionals. We are excited to be working with them and looking forward to seeing things develop.  More to come soon....

    Stay tuned...

    Please feel free to check out more work at The Global Studio website!

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About this Blog

We want to share the community based design process for our most recent Agros project. The project is a rural farming village based in the Matagalpa region of Nicaragua. Agros' mission is to create sustainable living environments for former tenant farmers. Our blog will lay out how we at The Global Studio partnered with Agros and helped to turn community exercises and input into a new village.

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