The concept for Centro Vinorama is centralized around the theme of a beating heart. The East Cape of Southern Baja is one of the most remote, undeveloped areas in Mexico; however, much of the land from Cabo Pulmo to San Jose was purchased by developers or individuals. There were also small villages or patches of private homes north of Los Zacatitos which were infrequently visited by their owners. Our designers believed that a huge reason why people don’t visit the East Cape was because the area lacked heart and soul, services, and a thriving community center. The master plans for this project are very modern and integrate contemporary design throughout each structure. People often ask why such modern buildings are being constructed in such a rugged area void of services. The answer is simple. We believe that well-conceived and planned modern architecture is the perfect solution to the challenges of such a remote locale. Sustainable systems is not optional on the East Cape, instead it’s mandatory. Having years of experience with solar, water, waste and other utilities was essential to the success of this project. The master plan consists of a school, clinic, hotel, private residences, community center, beach club, amphitheater, conference center and several restaurants. Condos for sale on the East Cape of Los Cabos is now a reality but these feel more like lofts in Cabo. Portales founder and chief designer Tobias Hafenecker-Dodge believes that if we can create a pulse by providing the structure for community then this will in turn enable the locals to be part of the evolution of this community.