In fall of 2017 started the construction of a New Embassy Compound (NEC)as an investment in our continued bilateral relationship and partnership with the people of Paraguay.
The multi-building campus will be situated on the existing 14-acre Embassy site. The campus will include a Chancery, a U.S. Marine Security Guard Residence, a Support Annex, Utility Building, and parking. Designed by Portland firm Zimmer, Gunsul, Frasca Architects LLP, (ZGF) the new campus will provide a secure, modern, and environmentally sustainable platform for diplomacy and consular services.
The new Embassy’s architecture draws from Guarani culture, traditional customs, earthen colors, and a limited palette of local materials. The building will be incorporated into the existing legacy landscape, trees and foliage.
Facades take advantage of solar orientation with an integrated passive approach to sun shading with breezeways, deep overhangs and porches.
The new building will comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1995, providing accessibility via with ramps, elevators and wheelchair accessible lavatories, making it a truly inclusive space for all visitors.
The new Embassy will also house a permanent art collection of outstanding U.S. and Paraguayan art, curated by the Office of Art in Embassies, in a variety of media, including painting, photography, textile and sculpture.
Completion of the project is anticipated in 2021.