The project is located at UNESCO protected site Casco Viejo, Panama City. the 16,000 square meter program includes 159 rooms, Restaurants, open plaza, rooftop bar, spa, pool, gym, Conference rooms, and a ballroom; all within a defined architectural language regulated by the Panamanian Heritage Foundation.
The building is placed between land and water, having 40% of the structure supported on by micropyles in the Panama Bay. This challenge has made the studio give direct responses in material use and solutions, for weather-related events and safety response. This project was assigned to the studio all the way to construction completion, being the operator a sole investor, in which case the firm has also provided operational advice and budget revision, along for the design development.