LAIFEX Building, IFCA
Santo Domingo, 2011

After completing a master plan for a new free-trade financial services district near Santo Domingo, the client asked Bernard Tschumi Architects to design the signature structure of the commercial zone, an office building to be called the LAIFEX.

At every point in the project's development, there was a clear emphasis on having premiere office facilities, comparable and competitive with the best offerings of key financial centers around the globe. The offices are arranged in a ring around a central court, which contains meticulously groomed gardens as well as some public parts of the program, including a press center and auditorium. A gourmet restaurant replaces the traditional office cafeteria, and much of the ground floor is given over to an immense data center, capable of processing the enormous complexity the changing business of finance. more

Program: Offices