Caspersen Beach Park

Caspersen Beach Park

Architect
Sweet Sparkman Architects
Location
Venice, United States | View Map
Category
Parks/Gardens

Caspersen Beach Park

Sweet Sparkman Architects as Architects

Located in Sarasota County, Caspersen Beach Park is south of the City of Venice, FL. Within the park two new restroom pavilions are located strategically on the site. Nestled between two natural preserves adjacent to the southernmost beach parking an elevated restroom pavilion containing a large outdoor viewing platform provides dramatic views, shade and access to restroom facilities. The restrooms and viewing platform are accessed through a suspended wood ramp system. As one ascends the ramp the natural preserve encloses the structure providing views of the natural preserve and the Gulf of Mexico. Located on the bay side of Caspersen Beach Park a restroom pavilion is sited adjacent to a pedestrian nature trail system, covered picnic pavilion and a playground. The pavilion provides family restrooms, a multi-use space available for park functions and a maintenance and operations area. Both Structures respond to the sensitive environmental site by capturing the rain water from the roofs and reusing this water for toilet flushing and irrigation of the ground landscape and the vegetated roof. This project has been awarded three (3) times by the American Institute of Architects: first as the AIA Florida 2012 Design of Merit and secondly as the 2012 Gulf Coast Chapter Design of Merit and finally, the AIA Florida state 2011 Unbuilt Design of Merit.

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