The net- zero Palmetto Bay Municipal Center is the first LEED Platinum municipal building in Florida. The two-story 24,000 sf center sits on 3.3 acres and houses the police station, building dept., offices and council chambers. Practicing fundamental principles of urban design and public space planning, as landscape architects, ORDA strived to create a walkable urban environment for the Village’s new civic center. The Bismark palm court acts as the main connector between the parking facilities to the East and the Palm plaza, the project’s formal entrance plaza featuring works from the Village’s collection of Art in Public Places program. The Palm plaza features a bold and vivid geometric palm leaf motif enclosed by a collection of stately Canary Island Date Palms which frame the plaza and building entrances. The sustainable landscape includes native and indigenous drought tolerant plant material and the irrigation system is fed from a cistern that collects water from the permeable paving system.
Award: Award of Excellence - National Concrete Masonry Association and the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute
Client: Village of Palmetto Bay, Florida