Gensler Costa Rica Updates a Local Brutalist Landmark

Tienda de los Museos del Banco Central de Costa Rica offers replicas of pre-Columbian gold jewelry as well as locally made crafts. Photography by Andres Garcia Lachner.

The store sits beneath downtown San José’s Plaza de la Cultura. Photography by Andres Garcia Lachner.

Existing lighting was supplemented with track lighting to better illuminate merchandise. Photography by Andres Garcia Lachner.

Trapezoidal displays riff on the original concrete ceiling. Photography by Andres Garcia Lachner.

A grid of locally sourced marble paves the floor outside the store entrance. Photography by Andres Garcia Lachner.

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