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The April/May/June 2012 issue of Green Building & Design Magazine includes an article on a project completed by Simpson Furones International in the Republic of Panama.
The featured project was the Visitors Center for Panama Pacifico.
Panama Pacifico is a mixed-use real estate development in Panama. The project has been in development since 2007.
London & Regional Properties and Colombian banker Jaime Gilinski are developing the Panama Pacifico business and residential development. The US $705 million project, located on the former Howard Air Force Base in Panama, includes 2,005 acres (8.11 km2) of land, which makes it one of the largest development projects in the world. Due to the site's proximity to the Panama Canal and an unused air strip, Panama Pacifico will be a hub for international trade and commerce.
London & Regional Panama isalso making Panama Pacifico an attractive place to live. 20,000 homes will be surrounded by a natural environment of mangroves, wetlands, and tropical forests. Many innovative, eco-friendly technologies will be used to preserve the lushness of the area. Panama Pacifico encourages residents to enjoy nature with features like pedestrian-friendly walkways and a world-class golf course, situated among hundreds of acres of tropics. The community’s homes are designed to complement the natural landscape. The Panamá Pacífico master-planned community will feature 20,000 homes within several neighborhoods: Town Center residential, Kobbe Hills and Puente Verde, The Woodlands, among others. Residents and guests will be able to walk to parks, playgrounds, schools, and shopping and dining establishments. Luxury hotels will also be on-property for vacationers and workers from around the world. A downtown plaza, Town Center, will serve as a central point for Panama Pacifico’s retail, restaurant, and entertainment properties.
Green Building & Design is published in the United States and comes out quarterly.