Project: Cacique




Location: Guanacoste, Costa Rica

Located amid the stunning scenic wonders of Guanacaste Province on Costa Rica’s lush Pacific Coast, Cacique is a large mixed-use community built around internationally recognized green design principles. Sherwood conceptualized and sited the center’s infrastructure components including the water storage and wastewater treatment plants, and designed an extensive network of roads and trails through the 200-hectare site. Wastewater management was handled via a natural treatment system that included low-energy pre-treatment processes and wetlands. Sherwood used the large flowing landscapes of Cacique to blend the existing ecological processes of the environment with the newly built infrastructure networks to bring an intimate yet functional feel to the peninsula.