This project for an environmental research station was developed as part of a wide network of research facilities for the study, monitoring and protection of the Amazon rainforest. This network would be gradually implemented over a period of 20 years through the construction of several other stations in strategic locations around northern Brazil’s river basin.
Built mostly with local materials, the research station is modular and can be expanded over time to accommodate an expanding number of laboratories and other research facilities. The station is self-sufficient from the energetic point of view, supplied by modulated photovoltaic panels installed over the roof that provide solar energy, and with a biodigester plant that processes solid waste in order to generate biogas.
Location: Amazonas | Brazil
Built area: 1.600m² (per station)
Área do terreno: -
Authors: Alexandre Hepner, João Paulo Payar, Rafael Brych | Consultors: Simos Yannas, Klaus Bode