Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica
Republic of Costa Rica
San José, Costa Rica
International design competition
Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly
As the seat of political power, Costa Rica’s new legislative assembly building by Lemay is as much a symbol of the country’s capital, San José. Mirroring the country’s numerous volcanic mountains, the new buildings emerge from the ground and take the form of two shimmering, orange, corten steel-covered volumes. The highly accessible new parliament has taken root in the city with a multitude of public spaces, preserving its heritage and refining its urban characteristics.