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Ocean Reef Club Associate Village Parking Garage

Client:
Ocean Reef Club
Location:
Key Largo, Florida

Project Description

The Ocean Reef Club Associates Village Parking Garage is a three-story garage for employees of Ocean Reef Club. This garage was a multi-disciplinary effort driven by our Parking and Structural team, with Architectural Design incorporations through intentional reveals in the pre-cast concrete spandrels and walls. The reveals cast into the panels add a human-scale to the large garage structure and draw the eye along the spandrels to the white prefabricated railing intersecting horizontality and verticality.

The Northwest Stair Tower is the best example of this effort because of its more accessible location than the other towers. Both the NW Tower and North elevation utilize color and texture variation to intentionally highlight the most accessible side of the garage. The stone texture was strategically placed to subtly highlight the NW Tower and its vertically. The tower became the cornerstone of the project, with stair landings extending past the elevator shaft wall. The final tower design was to ultimately focus the viewer’s perception on the human scale instead of the large scale of the elevator wall.

The Southwest Stair Tower’s design intention focused on framing views of Ocean Reef Club from the top landing through an opening in the pre-cast wall. Both the Southwest Stair Tower and Southeast Stair Tower help to draw the eye around the garage while simply incorporating vertical breaks in the monotony of the garage structure.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aesthetics – Horizontal and vertical reveals break up the project scale and draw attention along the entirety of the façades for the garage. A stone formliner texture is also used to break up scale and imitate natural Florida limestone material.
  • Maintenance-friendly design – Factory finished aluminum guardrails and sunshades, and straight-forward precast concrete finishes are utilized to promote longevity and resilience within the harsh South Florida climate.

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