The Oviedo Marketplace
The Oviedo Marketplace is a 400,000 sf retail center consisting of three department stores, a specialty grocery, a 22-screen cinema, and a food court, all set within a densely planted Florida landscape. Taking cues from principles of greenhouse design, the retail center provides a tall glass curtain wall at the north-facing main entry and an appropriately-scaled glass curtain wall at the south-facing food court to draw in sunlight and capture views of the surrounding wetlands. Jasmine-covered mesh screens overlay masonry walls to knit the structure to a landscaped environment.
“By keeping it simple with materials, maximizing what they had available to them naturally, and strategically including environmental sustainability within the program, ELS and SWA succeeded in creating a (building)…that seemingly sprouted right out of the ground.” – Contract magazine
Awards and Publications
Contract Magazine, April 2002