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Facts

Official Name Q Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Panama
City Panama City
Street Address & Map Punta Pacifica
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2006
Construction Start 2007
Completion 2011
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Regional Ranking #14 Tallest in Central America
National Ranking #14 Tallest in Panama
City Ranking #14 Tallest in Panama City

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Q Tower Development S.A.
Architect
Design bettis.tarazi arquitectos
Structural Engineer
Design OM Ramirez y Asociados S.A.
Project Manager Constructa Ingenieros Panama S.A.
Main Contractor Constructa Ingenieros Panama S.A.

About Q Tower

Utilizing a zigzag plan, Q Tower maximizes its very narrow site and capitalizes on views of the Bay of Panama for its residential units. Two small cores separate the plan into three segments, each housing one relatively large unit of either 285 sq m (3,068 sq ft), 295 sq m (3,175 sq ft), or 335 sq m (3,606 sq ft). The tower is topped off with three duplex penthouse units. The three isolated segments come together at the common social areas at the base (including the double height lobby), and the ninth floor amenity level. This houses an open terrace with pool deck and children’s play area, a gym, squash court, ballroom and meeting rooms.

The Q Tower construction was different to the common techniques of construction in Panama. Low-impact materials were used to help the process and speed of construction, requiring less labor and machinery. Rainwater collectors in the façade of the building are used as irrigation systems for the green areas of the project, and a waste compact collection system classifies and reduces the waste produced by residents.

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