Metropolitan School starts sustainable construction of new facilities at the City of Knowledge
October 17th marked the day for the laying of the foundation stone of the Metropolitan School of Panama (MET). These new facilities are part of the policy of sustainable buildings of the City of Knowledge Foundation and will be part of the group of buildings in the City of Knowledge registered for the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification given by the GBCI, incorporating in its design, construction and operation, strategies aimed at ensuring sustainability.
This successful initiative of the Metropolitan School joins other projects like the Synergy Plaza, which will be a great meeting place for the user community and surrounding areas of the City of Knowledge; the Dormitory Buildings, which will provide accommodation to over 200 people in training programs; a Transport Terminal, strategic element in the concept of sustainable mobility and campus connectivity; and the buildings of SENACYT, INDICASAT, CENAMEP and Gorgas, which will house offices and research laboratories of the highest scientific and technological level.
With this new project as part of the Master Plan for Urban Development and a pattern of urban management that is based on unique sustainability policies in Panama, the City of Knowledge Foundation aspires to become a replicable model, inviting other agencies and people to adopt and implement rules for sustainable development in all their dimensions.
The design and construction of this new school under LEED guidelines in an area of approximately 2 acres of land, makes it the first school to aspire to this certification in Panama. For its part, the City of Knowledge has established itself as a world center of reference in sustainable buildings by promoting a community where economic, social and environmental aspects flourish in a balanced and equitable way.