The Higher Technical Institute of the East (Instituto Técnico Superior del Este), in Panamá, is a development initiative for Higher Technical Education, located in Tocumen, District of Panamá.
The project is conceived and developed through a precise architectural approach that contemplates important elements of sustainability and a deep interest in the interrelation between man and nature, favoring harmonic spaces and green areas destined for worship, knowledge, study and self-encounter of the user.
The project takes into account the strategic points of its location, regional branches, university population and its current needs in an area of 10 hectares and 6.324 m2, with a built area of 105,000 m2, with 5 buildings:
- Administrative Building: the entire administrative area of the complex and an auditorium for 750 people.
- Parking Building: with a capacity for 1,281 vehicles and 190 bicycles, 4 multipurpose sports courts and a gym on the upper level.
- School of Engineering and Technology: fully equipped to offer technical programs in aeronautics, avionics, heavy and light mechanics, welding, construction, etc.
- School of Economics and Business: related programs to the area.
- School fo Hospitality and Tourism: programs in the field of gastronomy and hotel management, etc.
We monitor our impact on the environment
Undoubtedly, due to the environment where this Institute is located, respect for the environment and fauna will be paramount during the construction process that will take 26 months “full integration with the surrounding environment is the main feature of this project”, said engineer Javier García, Project Manager.
Constructora Meco participates in this project through the ITSE Consortium, together with the company Edificar. During the construction of the project, approximately one thousand people are expected to be hired at the time of greatest production. The cost of the work is $180 million.
With this project, the Government of Panama seeks to increase the educational offer and technical training aimed at the population that will join the working world in the near future.