“Sarasota's newest architectural landmark brings the city's modernist tradition to an unlikely place: a resort and campground… the resort now has a monumental piece of design..."We wanted the 'wow!' factor,"
General Manager – Sarasota Herald Tribune
The sustainably minded client required the pool building to be both healthy & energy efficient. To this end the building utilizes passive architectural features to lower energy demand, such as large overhangs on the south side to shade the against the harsh Florida sun. While the north face maximizes glazing for additional day lighting without added heat gain. Additionally, “active” systems include two 5,000 gallon cisterns to collect rain water and HVAC condensate, a state of the art cooling/dehumidification systems and lighting controlled by occupancy and daylight sensors provide the right amount of light when needed.
The LEED Gold project also utilizes an insulated concrete form (ICF) wall system and impact/insulated rated windows providing a highly insulated envelope. Low & no VOC finishes were used throughout as well as materials containing high quantities of recycled content.