Finding Respite in Shade from the Florida sun
Florida is the sunshine state which attracts many visitors, however at times everyone, including buildings need some respite from the Florida sun. Located on a prominent corner in Fort Lauderdale, the entire north façade is in the shade which provides the opportunity for a full exposure glass façade that opens the Doubletree public spaces to the surrounding community. The rooftop terrace and pool deck utilize a delicate layering of landscape, trellis, canopies and umbrellas to add shade creating a comfortable oasis. Full glass operable walls tucked deep under overhangs integrate the rooftop interior and exterior spaces into one.
The private spaces of the hotel utilizes a Mondrian-esque pattern façade to provide respite from the sun. The glass is set deep within the concrete façade to protect the guestrooms from the sometimes brutal southern sun. The Doubletree’s design is clean, simple and modern. it does not easily give away it’s sustainable secrets which keep visitors comfortable and assist with long term cooling costs.
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Size: 1.56 acres with 155 Keys in 8 Levels
terraces, and rooftop pool deck. 5 story open parking garage with 175 parking spaces.