Client: Conservation International
The Central Suriname Nature Reserve in South America, created in 1998, protects four million acres of pristine tropical wilderness (the size of New Jersey), nearly 10% of the land area of the country of Suriname. It is recognized by the United Nations as a world heritage site. Conservation International has partnered with the Surinamese forest service to develop sustainable eco-tourism facilities in the heart of the Reserve on Foengoe Island on the Coppename River. Anne Phillips Architecture has designed three tourist accommodation buildings for the park: the forest bungalow prototype, renovation of an existing lodge, and new construction of a timber frame visitor center pavilion.