The Americas

Plaza Progresso, Guatemala


This mixed-use commercial complex is located in Zone 10 of Guatemala City. A Wind Comfort Study was undertaken for this project and the results indicate that almost all outdoor areas of the proposed development are exposed to strong northerly winds. Many treatments options were investigated in the wind tunnel to help bring wind conditions at all critical outdoor areas within reasonable comfort and safety limit levels. Treatments included a combination of strategically placed trees for ground level areas exposed to direct winds, awnings for ground level and podium roof locations to mitigate against down-washed winds and impermeable screens to help deflect adverse winds away from podium roof and balcony areas.