The project is located in the 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 micropiles in the Panama Bay.
This element has made the studio give direct responses in material use and solutions for weather related events 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 advise and budget revision, along for the design development.