This 460m tall supertall mixed-use tower will be developed by FORZA International Group, SAS to be a symbol of 21st-century achievement

Seattle, WA – August 22, 2018 – ODELL Architects today announced that Paladino and Company will lead sustainability strategies as a member of the FORZA Tower’s interdisciplinary team of consultants.

The project, to be located in the central business district’s Veracruz neighborhood at the intersection of Calle 19 and Carrera 7ª, will reach skyward with 116 stories of mixed-use real estate – an unprecedented scale for the region. It is expected to include class ‘A’  commercial office space, a five-star hotel, managed apartment units, and retail space with tenant and public amenity space at multiple levels, including a signature restaurant and observation floor at the top of the tower.


Forza Tower Bogota Colombia

The tower’s owner and developer, FORZA International Group, SAS (FORZA) includes sustainability among the project’s ambitions. Under Paladino’s guidance, the project team will link sustainability to the strategic issues of resilience, security, human performance/wellness, and to operational performance by addressing energy, water, waste, and transit.

“There is an abundance of opportunity to use nature to the project’s advantage,” according to Paladino CEO and founder, Tom Paladino, “rather than fight the unique conditions experienced 430m in the air, we can use wind, sunlight, rain, and the local climate to make the building and tenant experience even better.”

“Our goal from the beginning has been to put together the best integrated design team in the world,” said ODELL Principal, Rugel Chiriboga, “Paladino’s experience and technical excellence made them the obvious choice for a project of this scale and importance.”

In addition to ODELL and Paladino and Company, the project’s consulting team includes Thornton Tomasetti, Eric Ko Consulting, Environmental Systems Design, Inc., Mahan Rykiel Associates, T. Kondos Associates, and RSM Design.

The project team is collaborating with local resources in Bogota to design and build the tower. A ground-breaking event is being coordinated for 2019.

About Paladino and Company

Established in 1994, Paladino and Company is a boutique consulting firm that specializes in sustainable real estate. Our team of business analysts, architects and engineers advises clients on how to lift their sustainability initiatives to create transformational change that delivers measurable business value.

With more than 2,000 green projects internationally, including more than 720 LEED certified buildings, Paladino serves industries including commercial real estate, higher education, hospitality, industrial, multifamily, and mixed-use, among others. Find Paladino and Company online at or

About ODELL Architects

Founded in 1940, Odell is an awarding winning international design firm headquartered in Charlotte, NC.  With a focus on design excellence, sustainable design and delivering outstanding customer service, Odell is well prepared to address the challenges of design for the built environment in the 21st century.  Find ODELL online at

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