People of Tampa, FL and neighboring city might already have heard about Water Street Tampa a new developing site of over 50 acres located in the heart of downtown.
In this area Strategic Property Partners from Tampa is showing us a glimpse of what is coming by unveiling the first details regarding the luxury residences that will be built starting 2018 at 815 Water Street just steps away from the Tampa Convention Center, Amalie Arena where the Tampa Bay Lightning play, Tampa Bay History Center, Florida Aquarium, and Tampa Riverwalk. There will be condos for sale and rental units will also be available and these luxury residences will have sweeping views of the Tampa skyline and historic Hillsborough Bay.
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) has designed the two residential towers connected at the base through a large commercial space and a car-park area. A big outside feature will be the exterior terraces for the residents to soak up a lot of vitamin D’s from the sun and allowing a lot of natural light into the residences.
The building’s interiors are designed by Cecconi Simone from Toronto and they are an award winning design firm and we are sure that will show throughout the building.
There will be an abundance of shopping possibilities and main anchor will be a full-service grocery story to service the Water Street residents, as will the adjacent neighborhoods
Trent Tesch, the design guru at KPF explained a bit of the philosophy behind the design of this project: “Creating a building that makes a person feel better by interacting with it was inspiring to explore. Wellness, and how the building is going to be built, is our focus – we integrate authentic materials and texture that are both super refined and rough, which will make this project look distinct and unique. The building also has an authentic connection to nature, making those who enter it feel better instantly.” That is well said we think.
To make sure the connection with nature will be strong they hired Raymond Jungles Inc, a landscape firm from Miami – known from their timeless design solutions that respond to surrounding natural systems while restoring nature’s balance and harmony – to design the green roofs and public spaces of the building.
By Ton Peelen