Stagno, winner of numerous international awards including from the Dominican Republic and Holland, stressed the need to recognize and incorporate Nature in architectural design, or, as he calls it, bioclimatic architecture.
Stagno said that 50 percent of the world’s existing forests are located in tropical areas. Of the UN’s membership, 108 countries in are in these areas.
“We have to develop guidelines foe eco-development,” Stagno said.
Stagno is currently working on projects to bring forests to urban settings, particularly in San Jose, Costa Rica.