$100,500 Guide Price
Serena, Orotina, , CR
- Low carbon footprint
Serena is a sustainable residential habitat designed to create a eco-conscious community without sacrificing the comforts or conveniences of modern everyday life.
This project consists of 43 plots with an area of between 1,200 to 2,500 square meters each nestled within dense vegetation of a biological reserve. This reserve has an area of about 7 hectares and occupies more than 40% of the total project area.
The development seeks to minimize the carbon footprint of the project. Serena sustainable habitat is the only project in Costa Rica with solitary condominiums where architectural and construction processes maximise the bioclimatic performance of each house whilst retaining the ability of each owner to develop their own unique dwelling. All plots have a maximum build density of 30% of the total lot coverage up to 3 stories high.
Serena is located in the canton of Orotina in the province of Alajuela and just 1.5 km from the San José region. Its tropical climate, proximity to the best beaches in the Central Pacific and its biodiversity make Orotina one of the best places to live in Costa Rica.
Bioclimatic architecture seeks to provide maximum comfort and temperature adaptation of the site to the inner space. This is achieved through the use of passive energy such as sun exposure and sun protection, cross ventilation, thermal insulation and the orientation of the dwelling. This type of architecture also seeks to use renewable energies such as solar photovoltaic, solar thermal and wind energy in addition to the reuse of rainwater. Through awareness and understanding of the environment, climate and microclimate of the site, bioclimatic architecture provides us with an innovative solution that integrates the environment whilst fully respecting the habitat.
With the architecture itself, without increasing complexity or cost, it is possible to achieve an excellent level of comfort. A bioclimatic house not only respects the environment but also conserves energy to minimize your carbon footprint.
Each owner is free to choose your own architects and specialists. However, there is a strategic alliance with a company experienced in the design of these types of development that is also available.
Prices range from $52,400 to $100,500 depending on the size and orientation of each plot.
Photography by Andres Garcia Lachner.