Nature Observatory of Amazonia

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Create a Nature Observatory in Amazonia for us means create an architectural space composed of satellite cells, that need to merge and blend in with the natural environment. Set this goal, its achievement is possible by creating a path that crosses the river and at the same time explore the Amazon rainforest.
We set the observatory in Llanchama, a small village close to Iquito, which is only reachable by Nanay river and a small street. The particularity of being substantially reached by river, pushed us to think of an observatory made ​​exclusively with canoes: the NOE' observartory.
Canoes are used as base for each room. We thought of use wood canoes as common material to better rapresent the bond between NOE’ and the Amazon Environment. Old canoes are renovate, new one are built thanks to local inhabitant knowledge. NOE’ embraches the Eco tourism and Leave no Traces Principles: no sign are located among the path. The visitors should follow the existing one which starts in Llanchama and enter slowly in the Amazon Environment. The first building with which the visitor comes into contact is the Ethnic Center where the projection room is located together with information about the philosophy of the project, the description of Environment, Culture, Animals of this region. From here a wooden walkway guide the people at different levels between + 0.00 and + 10.00 meters.
NOE' is composed also by a Sensitization Spot, an Experiencing Center, an Eco Camping, a Restaurant and a Pier. All this satellite cells are set on palafitte. The particularity of NOE' is to reuse the canoes as cnstruction material, to involve the local inhabitant in order to transmit their knowledge and culture while working in this project.
“A good canoe must have these dimensions: length, 13 meters and 80 centimeters; width, 98 cm; depth of 63 cm; width at bow, 15 cm; width of the bow 45 cm”
Kaxinawa tribu

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Create a Nature Observatory in Amazonia for us means create an architectural space composed of satellite cells, that need to merge and blend in with the natural environment. Set this goal, its achievement is possible by creating a path that crosses the river and at the same time explore the Amazon rainforest.

We set the observatory in Llanchama, a small village close to Iquito, which is only reachable by Nanay river and a small street. The particularity of being substantially reached by river, pushed us to think of an observatory made ​​exclusively with canoes: the NOE' observartory.

Canoes are used as base for each room. We thought of use wood canoes as common material to better rapresent the bond between NOE’ and the Amazon Environment. Old canoes are renovate, new one are built thanks to local inhabitant knowledge. NOE’ embraches the Eco tourism and Leave no Traces Principles: no sign are located among the path. The visitors should follow the existing one which starts in Llanchama and enter slowly in the Amazon Environment. The first building with which the visitor comes into contact is the Ethnic Center where the projection room is located together with information about the philosophy of the project, the description of Environment, Culture, Animals of this region. From here a wooden walkway guide the people at different levels between + 0.00 and + 10.00 meters.

NOE' is composed also by a Sensitization Spot, an Experiencing Center, an Eco Camping, a Restaurant and a Pier. All this satellite cells are set on palafitte. The particularity of NOE' is to reuse the canoes as cnstruction material, to involve the local inhabitant in order to transmit their knowledge and culture while working in this project.

“A good canoe must have these dimensions: length, 13 meters and 80 centimeters; width, 98 cm; depth of 63 cm; width at bow, 15 cm; width of the bow 45 cm”
Kaxinawa tribu

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