Protecting Paradise



Friendship, peace, equality, tranquillity and freedom can protect the Paradise – the most extensive rainforest of Central and South America. ‘Protecting Paradise: The Embassy Of Environmental Philanthropy’ represents a diplomatic and bilateral economic agreement that cultivates environmental protection, ethical authority, and political trust between China and the small Central American country of Nicaragua.


The premise of the thesis is based on China’s ‘Good Neighbour Policy’ and its new ambitions to develop positive foreign relations. China’s ‘friendly handshake’ investment to Nicaragua is a new inter- oceanic canal infrastructure through Nicaragua that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.


The diplomatic gesture of building the Nicaragua Canal will represent a win-win situation for both parties involved: investment in the small Central American country will facilitate local economic, social sustainability, education and environmental protection for its unique lakes, volcanoes and rain forests while providing China with an image of a reliable, credible and ethical international stakeholder.


The thesis represents a discourse on foreign investments in underdeveloped countries as well as a demonstration of environmental awareness and protection practices, bringing together tourists and locals in an environment governed by five principles of peaceful coexistence.





Project Team


Victor Moldoveanu

September 2017 - June 2018



CJ Lim and Eva Rosborg Aagaard


Technical Consultants

Simon Dickens, The Bartlett UCL

Matthew Wells, Techniker Structural Engineers

Stephan Holst, Transsolar Climate Engineers


Invited Critics

Christine Hawley

David Roberts

Simon Herron

Susane Isa


Diploma Examiners

Christine Hawley, The Bartlett UCL

CJ Lim, The Bartlett UCL

Naina Gupta, The Architectural Association

Søren Leth, Sleth

Design Realisation Report

DIN A4, August 2018

This report aims to introduce knowledge that is required in the realisation of building projects, within professional architectural design practice. The understanding of topics, such as planning, structural principles, construction, materials, details, building performance, building codes etc. is demonstrated in relation to the main building design project. The Design Realisation includes multiple amounts of stakeholders. In order to grasp the task of project delivery, project management is presented, understanding the importance of an interdisciplinary approach and integration, in order to create a successful project.

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