University of Guatemala / Guatemala

Architects: Seisarquitectos

Construction Company: ITM Group (structure and roof); Macro Group (civil construction)


The University of the Valley of Guatemala (UVG) has leaded an expansion of its facilities with a new building that highlights its iconic roof structure at the main entrance.

The structure covers a space in the shape of a triangle of about 2,350 m2.

The complete structure and cladding is supported by a pseudo conical structure, with 3 meters of diameter at its level 0, and reaching up to 17 meters of diameter at the level 19 m.

All this is solved by a spatial structure which sets the roof 24 meters high  from the ground, creating an shape that evokes a tree figure that integrates into the architectural ensemble with a great aesthetic result.