David Corban Architecture Wins Metal Architecture Design Award
The Honor Recognizes Their Groundbreaking Work on Celebration Park in Naples
By: David Corban Architecture
According to the announcement from Metal Architecture, "The honest expression of the structure, and the simplicity of the space, led the judges to award it the 2019 Metal Architecture Design Award in the Natural Metals category."
David Corban worked closely with owner Rebecca Maddox to devise a gathering place that would be unique to and seamless with Southwest Florida. Consistent with both Corban's and Maddox's goals, the project was intentionally located in a community redevelopment area (CRA). Their objective was to create a highly accessible and welcoming destination, based in thoughtful and sustainable design. A testament to their vision, from its first opening in November 2018, Celebration Park was fully embraced by locals as a must-visit establishment for food, drink, and coming together.
Materials were strategically chosen to complement the environment, creating a structure that is light, durable, and in visual harmony with its surroundings. A secondary, key focus was to build in a way that would be ecologically resilient. Corban notes that the open roof mimics architectural designs historically employed by native Floridians and Florida Crackers that optimize airflow. The integration of 100 percent recycled steel, permeable pavers, native landscaping, and a mangrove preserve successfully evokes the natural setting.
David Corban Architecture is a full-service commercial and residential architectural firm located in Naples, Florida, founded by David Corban. The recipient of numerous awards for their designs, the firm has a strong focus on sustainable design, integrating environmentally sensitive materials and details to achieve ecologically complementary and resilient structures. The firm has been distinguished for its LEED-certified buildings, and its commitment to working closely with nonprofit and community organizations.
To read more about David Corban Architecture, visit their website at http://www.davidcorban.com. For more about the award, see Metal Architecture's announcement at https://www.metalarchitecture.com/
Caroline Ridgway, C1B1 Communications