La Plaza opens at City of Knowledge

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A view of La Plaza from the street in the City of Knowledge.

A view of La Plaza from the street in the City of Knowledge.

Last week, the City of Knowledge inaugurated a new building called La Plaza that has already become the “meeting place” at this forward-thinking community geared toward businesses, education and innovation.

The food court, covered patios, commercial space and terrace encompass over 81,000 square meters and were built in accordance with the City of Knowledge’s endeavorfor sustainability. Popular City of Knowledge restaurants Pan & Canela, and Duran Coffee Store have moved in, as well as The Health Store. New businesses include Dunkin Donuts, Banco General, Yogen Früz, Keyaki Sushi, Burrito DF and Jungle Juice.

La Plaza is the first building in Panama to be awarded with a LEED Gold certificate for its environmentally friendly design. The design saves 20% of its energy use, 35% of its water use, 30% of the area is covered with local plant life, 82% of the materials used in construction were re-used and recycled and 21% of the materials used were sourced locally.