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pcs nitrogen model farm

A model farm and resource centre for the knowledge-transfer of small-scale sustainable farming to local farmers, this design focuses on sustainability and context. It employs passive green design and an industrial aesthetic to create a distinct dialogue for the services buildings and resource centre. The buildings are oriented to promote natural ventilation and daylighting. Low-impact storm water management is practiced through the use of open grid pavement, bioswales, overflow ponds and underground storage tanks. In addition, rainwater is harvested and low-flow plumbing fixtures are used to reduce water waste.

Project Client:  PCS Nitrogen

Project Architect:  acla:works

Project Contractor:  Watts Engineering Ltd

Civil + Structural Engineers:  KS&P Limited

Mechanical + Electrical Engineers:  ENCO

Quantity Surveyor:  Skinner & Joseph QS Practice

Project Management:  acla:works

Area:  852 sq. metres (resource centre and packing house), 30-hectare site

Function:  Model agricultural farm and educational resource centre

Location:  Pt. Lisas, Trinidad

Status:  Under construction