Mallol Design House by Mallol Arquitectos

A space inhabited by the imagination

Project Specs


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以下照片版权属于摄影师/Photograph Credits:Fernando Alda


After 40 years of professional design practice, Mallol’s decision to design and build its own headquarters was as a result of profound consideration that this would initiate enhanced architectural performance and more effective execution of the discipline.

▼建筑鸟瞰,aerial view

▼主入口,main entrance


Its spaces are open, well lit, flexible, mixed use, and non-hierarchical, permitting fluid communication and promoting a philosophy of continuous creativity and cooperation. The philosophy behind the design is centered on mixed use programming, where the flexibility of spaces ensures their ability to adapt to a diverse range of needs.

▼大厅接待处,reception area


When selecting a building to renovate into the new Mallol office, an important criterion was pre existing infrastructure adhering to sustainability requirements. The favoured site in Bellavista, the heart of Panama City, provides both traditional and historical context, a location that could be transformed into an emblematic site, and enviable access to relevant landmarks in the city, including the Panama Bay only 400 Meters from the site.

▼开放、明亮、灵活、无层级式的布局,open, well lit, flexible, mixed use, and non-hierarchical spaces

▼主要办公空间,main working area

▼工作区细部,working place detailed view


By recycling the pre-existing six-story hotel’s structure, the space was converted into an architecture studio with a high quality work environment that permits collaborative work, personalized attention to clients, maximum involvement of staff members, and creativity in the architectural discipline. The office space enables us to establish an appropriate atmosphere for interdisciplinary work, face to face in an open space, in order to promote corresponding synergies. This was the idea from the start, a challenge assumed to initiate a process of constant transformation, a proposal to change towards a new culture of work.

▼跨学科的工作氛围使员工能够在开放的空间内面对面地交流,an appropriate atmosphere for interdisciplinary work, face to face in an open space

▼透明的会议空间,transparent meeting space




The proposal: to strip the structure of any content other than space and function. A building in continuous dialogue with its new aesthetics and contents and communicating its purpose through its functional design. The predominantly white spaces, lighting, amplitude, reflection, and refraction are crucial in the office’s design not just as a work space, but also as a place of aesthetic-cultural projection.



Mallol Design House (MDH)’s expression of white as a space for discourse, transcends itself in order to pave a new way of approaching the discipline through the plural exchange among its professionals. The space itself is a stimulating metaphor for creativity and calls for the essential task of architecture; design. The use of noble materials such as concrete, steel, glass, and wood, makes it possible to strip structure in order to transform space and organize connectivity.

▼屋顶露台,roof terrace

▼屋顶泳池,roof pool

▼屋顶鸟瞰,aerial view


This is a contemporary building, in the best sense of the word. It speaks to us with its own language, informs about its purpose, and contributes to its different functions and activities in an engaged manner.

▼夜景,night view

▼设计草图,design sketch

▼场地平面图,site plan

▼首层平面图,plan level 1

▼二层平面图,plan level 2

▼二层夹层平面图,plan mezzanine

▼三层平面图,plan level 3

▼四层平面图,plan level 4

▼五层平面图,plan level 5

▼六层平面图,plan level 6

▼七层平面图,plan level 7

▼主透视图,facade perspective

▼剖透视图,sectional perspective

▼放映厅轴测图,auditorium axon

▼图书室轴测图,reading room axon

Mallol Design House
Name of project: Mallol Design House
Location : Calle 48 y Calle Uruguay, Bella Vista. Panama City, Panama.
Client : Mallol Arquitectos
Area : 7,481.03 m2
Design directors : Ignacio Mallol A., Ignacio Mallol T.
Team : Eric den Eerzamen, Gadia Gaitán, Carina Lima, Davide Russo, Rodrigo Díaz.
Structural engineering : Samuel Quintero
Electrical engineering : Carlos Penna
Illumination : Delta Light
Special systems : Digital Lifestyle
Construction : Mallol Arquitectos
Landscaping : Michael Flynn / M3Project
Landscaping execution : Diana Ríos and Aquaterra
Photography : Fernando Alda /
Awards : Archmarathon 2017, WORKINGS category for best offices in America.
Furniture : Knoll, Vitra, Human Scale, Arper, Ipot Design, Fanesi, Ligne Roset, Andreu World, New Bordonabe, Estel, Poltrona Frau. Instagram : @mallol.arquitectos
Of interest:
Work in progress (behind the scenes) Mallol FabLab

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