Design Showcase: Planning for Play

17:28 - 13 April, 2016
Design Showcase: Planning for Play, Great Hall | Photo Credit: Kevin Allen
Great Hall | Photo Credit: Kevin Allen

Students from Stuart-Hobson Middle School spent their CityVision semester researching what makes a great green space more fun. In collaboration with the NoMa Business Improvement District, they used their findings to design a park for the NoMa neighborhood. Join us to see the students' designs at the reception. Refreshments served.

The Plaza / Casis Arquitectos

15:00 - 8 January, 2016
The Plaza / Casis Arquitectos, © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
  • Architects

  • Location

    Panama City, Panama
  • Architect in Charge

    Gonzalo Casís
  • Design Team

    Iván Casis Mitil, Iván Casís Simons, Juan José Casís, Adrian Smith
  • Area

    1105.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda +12

Argos Tower / Arango

17:00 - 13 November, 2015
Argos Tower  / Arango, © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sta Maria Business District, Panamá, Panama
  • Area

    34938.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda +21

Panama Diamond Exchange / Mallol & Mallol Arquitectos

15:00 - 15 October, 2015
Panama Diamond Exchange / Mallol & Mallol Arquitectos, © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda +19

Venue for the Episcopal Conference of Panama / Mallol&Mallol Arquitectos

13:00 - 22 September, 2015
Venue for the Episcopal Conference of Panama  / Mallol&Mallol  Arquitectos, © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda +17

PH Midtown / Fémur Arquitectura

09:00 - 12 September, 2015
PH Midtown / Fémur Arquitectura, © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, Panama
  • Architect in Charge

    Ramón Zafrani, Gilberto Guardia
  • Area

    39000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +20

SaLo House / Patrick Dillon

09:00 - 31 August, 2015
SaLo House / Patrick Dillon, © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda +32

Biomuseo / Gehry Partners

01:00 - 30 October, 2014
Biomuseo / Gehry Partners, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 
  • Architects

  • Location

    Amador Causeway, Panama, Panama
  • Architect in Charge

    Frank Gehry
  • Design Team

    Elmer Barco, Danelle Briscoe, Vartan Chalikian, Tina Chee, Denise Disney, Sam Gehry, Jose Gonzalez, Kerenza Harris, Jeremy Leman, Chris Mercier, George Metzger, Nathaniel Nacionales, Scott Natvig, Michael O’Boyle, Markus Sohst, Armando Solano
  • Exhibition Design

    Bruce Mau Design
  • Area

    4100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +23

Playa Vida Residence / Casis Architects

01:00 - 15 February, 2014
Playa Vida Residence / Casis Architects, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 
  • Architects

  • Location

    Coronado, Panama
  • Architect in Charge

    Gonzalo Casis
  • Design Team

    Iván Casís M, Ivan Casis Jr. and Juan Jose Casis
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +20

Casa del Horno / Fémur Arquitectura

01:00 - 30 October, 2013
Casa del Horno / Fémur Arquitectura, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +11

Bermingham House / ENSITU

01:00 - 26 May, 2013
© Sylvia Grünhut
© Sylvia Grünhut
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gamboa, Republic of Panama
  • Architect in Charge

    ENSITU S.A., Patrick Dillon
  • Design Team

    Brenda Gotti, Zitta Pozo, Iben Jaramillo, Yolanda Fernández, Anabel Velarde, Emilio Rivadeneira, Aristides Robles
  • Area

    480.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Sylvia Grünhut © Sylvia Grünhut © Sylvia Grünhut © Sylvia Grünhut +31

Panamá Bank Tower / Herreros Arquitectos

01:00 - 2 April, 2013
Panamá Bank Tower / Herreros Arquitectos, © Fernando Alda 
© Fernando Alda 
  • Architects

  • Location

    Costa del Este, Panama
  • Project Architects

    Herreros Arquitectos + Mallol y Mallol
  • Project Managers

    Jens Richter (HA), Ignacio Mallol (M&M)
  • Project Team

    Gonzalo Rivas Zinno, Carmen Antón, Joanna Socha (HA), Ruben Taboada (M&M)
  • Sustainability

    CENER
  • Facade Consultant

    Gruppo Entesa
  • Client

    Banco de Panamá
  • Area

    35395.0 m2
  • Year

    2011
  • Photography

© Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  © Fernando Alda  +22

In Progress: The Biomuseo / Frank Gehry

01:00 - 7 February, 2013
© Victoria Murillo / Istmophoto.com / Biomuseo
© Victoria Murillo / Istmophoto.com / Biomuseo

The Puente de Vida Museum, more commonly referred to as The Biomuseo, will be Frank Gehry's first design in all of Latin America. It is located in Panama in the area called Amador, which sits only a few blocks from the country's principal cruise port and is adjacent to Panama City. The mission of the Biomuseo is to "offer an impressing and educational experience about the biodiversity and emergence of the isthmus in Panama in order to motivate all Panamanians to get to know and to value this natural component of their identity, as well as to generate in all its visitors the need to protect the environment" (Biomuseo Website). The Biomuseo intends to explore the importance of Panama's biological systems and its emergence as a geological link between North and South America, both of which have had global impacts many are unaware of. 

With these goals in mind, it quickly became clear that the museum design needed to be something very special to attract the international attention its founders desired. They wanted the museum to be a never-before-seen kind of design and to serve as a new architectural icon for Panama, much like the Eiffel Tower does for France or the Tower of Pisa for Italy. With the participation of Gehry Partners as well as the world-renowned landscape architect Edwina von Gal & Company, the Biomuseo began to take form: an extremely unique, Gehry-esque structure surrounded by an open botanical park that complements the exhibits within.

More after the break...

Courtesy of Biomuseo © Victoria Murillo / Istmophoto.com / Biomuseo Courtesy of Biomuseo Courtesy of Biomuseo +40

Panama Rainforest Discovery Center / ENSITU

01:00 - 27 March, 2012
Panama Rainforest Discovery Center / ENSITU
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cocle, Panama
  • Architects

    ENSITU - Patrick Dillon
  • Design/ Production Team

    Brenda Gotti, Zitta Pozo, Aristides Robles, Emilio Rivadeneira
  • Structural Engineer

    Arquinde. Martin Isaac, Luis McNulty
  • Mep

    Luis Carlos Gotti
  • Client

    Eugene Eisenmann Avifauna Foundation
  • Observation Tower Height

    32 m
  • Area

    150.0 sqm

Panama Rainforest Discovery Center / ENSITU Panama Rainforest Discovery Center / ENSITU Panama Rainforest Discovery Center / ENSITU Panama Rainforest Discovery Center / ENSITU +27

Panama Hospital Competition Proposal / TASH

07:00 - 18 November, 2011
Courtesy of TASH
Courtesy of TASH

The winning proposal for the new Panama City Hospital, designed by TASH, is based on the design of ecological protections and passive bioclimatic strategies. The project is configured as a city, it is in no way a single building but a complex, keeping the capacity of total intercommunication between different buildings in a way that benefits from the different synergies, general systems, logistics, production systems, waste disposal, etc, avoiding element duplicities and improving the general performance of the complex, thus giving sense to the concept of a hospital city that is at the core of the project. More images and architects’ description after the break.