PLANETARIUM TOWER

Type: Commission
Program: 200 luxury apartments, offices, conference and commercial center, parking spaces, restaurants, spa area , cafeteria.
Site:
Built: 100.000 m2
Status: Design
Budget:

This planetarium tower is Panama’s latest addition to its developing skyline. Standing 92 and 82 stories, this spectacular two-tower project adds not only height to the existing skyline, but character.  From the small aspect ratio (17:1 for a single tower) of the building to the unique five tower-to-tower connections along the height of the building, the Planetarium demonstrates its ease of standing tall.

A multidisciplinary group was created to develop the most effective design for perception of motion due to wind, and the building’s resistance to wind loading. Furthermore the poor soil quality requires innovative solutions and seismic structural considerations.

The multidisciplinary group in which DNA takes part, has examined several framing layouts to take advantage of framing repetition which is critical for the fabrication, shop drawing, and erection processes to be efficient and cost effective.

The resulting project offers 123 condominiums, having a number of amenities including a panoramic view of Panama bay, a occupancy hall, social areas completed with pools and vegetation, and an adjacent 9 story parking garage for residents and guests.