The Netherlands

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.

Nico Koomanskade 1021
3072 LM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 10 485 5801


West 8 Brussels urban design & landscape architecture bvba

Waaienberg 123
1745 Opwijk

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

United States

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture p.c.

2133 Arch Street, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States of America

+1 347 371 2252

West 8 presents at the 13th (inter)National Congress of Architects of Panama

Panama is currently experiencing a boom in the construction of skyscrapers, mega projects and cutting-edge architecture. The 13th (Inter)National Congress of Architects of Panama, 2013-2014 edition organized by Colegio de Arquitectos de la Sociedad Panameña de Ingenieros y Arquitectos de Panamá (SPIA), explores these themes in Punto de Encuentro (“Meeting Point”), a series of sessions of conferences, seminars and discussions held from the from 2nd till 5th of April 2014, which feature a selection of internationally renowned guest architects including West 8’s representative, architect Daniel Vasini. Daniel will present several of West 8’s Latin American based projects including Malecón in Puerto Vallarta and Ciudad Melendez in Cali.

Notions of (re)contextualizing constitute the overarching theme of the congress whose main argument states that architecture is not only a motivation and consequence of the setting in which is developed but also an entity that demands its own construction. Punto de Encuentro will consider the legitimacy a discipline that is responsible for the study and creation of a frame in which man develops his life. It is under the scrutiny of self-analysis that architecture paradoxically becomes, an inter or trans-discipline.

The 13th International Congress of Architects of Panama proposes that we should be able to find, in Architecture a field of accomplishment, expression and joy in today’s contemporary reality.

For more information on the conference visit: (re)Contextualizando