Parking Garage “Sails” Into View

October 5th, 2016

Seen from the Atlantic Ocean, a new beachfront parking facility resembles a ship under sail. The architectural firm of Currie Sowards Aguila has created a 5-story parking garage that serves the popular Pompano Beach park. Up to now, limited street parking was the only option for beachgoers visiting this increasingly popular oceanfront park and fishing pier. Now they can enjoy the convenience and security of a facility which borders the park and which from its upper stories, commands panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

The architects used the sailing ship theme to wrap the building with multiple 5-story “sails” made of fabric and installed on all 4 facades of the structure. The elegant and thematic solution clothes and disguises an otherwise utilitarian building. When you first see it, it feels like a fun welcome to the beach.

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The Parking Garage with its “Sails”, seen from the Fishing Pier

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The “sails” seem to take in the wind.

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And they glow at night

 

 

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The “sails” are strongly anchored to the building.

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A design theme of repetition and symmetry.

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Through the “sails” –  a view of the Fishing Pier and the ocean.

 

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The ramp up to the open-air top level.

 

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And finally, the top deck with canopies reflective of the “sail” design.

 

 

 

 

 

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