Streamsong Resort in Florida

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Streamsong Resort, Florida

American Holiday Destination – design by Alberto Alfonso, AIA, FL, USA

13 Aug 2014

Streamsong Resort in Florida

Design: Alberto Alfonso, AIA

Alfonso Architects Wins Two Florida AIA Design Awards of Excellence for Streamsong Resort

August 12, 2014 (Tampa, Florida) – Alfonso Architects has received two Awards of Excellence from the Florida American Institute of Architects for the design of both the clubhouse and lodge at Streamsong Resort. Located in Polk County, Florida, the resort is situated on 16,000 acres of formerly mined phosphate land owned and developed by The Mosaic Company, the world’s leading producer of crop nutrients. The 316,000 sq. ft. lodge has 216 guest rooms, three restaurants, grotto style spa, and conference center. The distinguished jury of architects commented that “the interior exhibits monumentality without being overwhelming and that the rich use of materials superbly defines the functionality of each level of the building.” Alberto Alfonso, AIA, the lead architect on the project, designed a vertical building strategy for the lodge with four zones, Submersion (concrete and stone), Bank (steel), Canopy (wood), and Sky (glass).

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The 42,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, situated in the saddle of dramatic sand dunes has 12 guest rooms, restaurant, golf shop, event space, two private banquet rooms, and an outdoor terrace overlooking one of Streamsong’s serene bass filled lakes. The jury noted, ” this project is beautifully sited and integrated into its surroundings and clearly displays a strong understanding of scale and rhythm to exterior detailing.” The Florida AIA annually hosts the awards program to recognize the work of architects in the Florida and Caribbean region who contribute globally to the framework of the built environment.

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Alfonso Architects, Inc. is a 35 person architectural design firm with current offices in Tampa Florida, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Milan, Italy. The firm was founded in 1988 by Cuban born brothers Carlos and Alberto Alfonso and Angel del Monte. Alfonso Architects has won over 40 project-specific AIA Design Awards. Representative design projects include the Nielsen Media Research Global Technology Center, a 650,000 square foot office and technology campus in Oldsmar, Florida and the Tampa International Airport Southwest Airlines Terminal, a 110,000 square foot airside. Both of these projects received the AIA Award of Honor. Philosophically, Alberto Alfonso’s design process relies on the development of a project-specific architectural design idea that is grounded in site, program history and region. An accomplished painter, Alfonso’s process also utilizes painting, sketching, wood and steel models, and 3D computer technology to investigate design solutions. His work is heavily influenced by climate and the celebration of light referencing his Cuban heritage. There is a strong emphasis on materiality investigation to achieve an architectural expression that is both timeless and vigorous in detail.
www.alfonsoarchitects.com

Photos by Albert Hurley

About Streamsong Resort

Located between Tampa and Orlando, Streamsong® Resort has been developed by The Mosaic Company and is founded on a commitment to its surrounding resources. From awe-inspiring golf courses and enchanting nature trails to sumptuous dining and ethereal spa experiences, Streamsong will operate in concert with its environment. This appreciation for the land’s inherent beauty creates an unparalleled luxury resort. For more information, visit www.streamsongresort.com. Streamsong’s resort facilities are operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts and its golf operations are managed by KemperSports.

Streamsong Resort information / images received from Alberto Alfonso, AIA

9 Jul 2014

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Design: Alberto Alfonso, AIA

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