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.
About the Company:
MAC10 STUDIO is a Panamanian company dedicated to Architecture, Design and Consulting. Founded by Aixa Caldera & Marco Celis, MAC10 focuses on commercial, residential, hospitality and public projects in the Private and Government sectors.
Our team of Architects guarantees a fast and accurate response to the needs and ideas of our clients.
Philosophy: The MAC10 STUDIO’s approach always starts from conceptualizing and effectively materializing solutions to the needs and ideas of our clients, through a consonant, planned and objective design process, using powerful digital tools and modern practices and theories. All designs are developed in a collaborative environment, maintaining a balance between functionality, aesthetics, innovation, sustainability and culture. A group of architects and collaborators with different backgrounds guarantee the satisfaction of our clients and the viability of the projects. Regardless of the size of the work, all projects are welcome and approached with the same energy and commitment.
Visit the Website: http://www.mac10studio.com