This is a themed, mixed-use proposal, in the heart of the commercial district of Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles.
The objective was to create an iconic retail and residential experience. The design incorporated a state-of-the-art automated car park, or “APS”, which maximized a small rear courtyard into a 90 space, 5 story parking facility.
The design proposal included 3 different architectural schemes. The possibilities were a completely new style of structure, as well as two versions that paid homage to the Tropical Colonial style of the environment.
The rear of the design maximized the available space for parking, maintenance, and utility purposes. It ensured a level of privacy and security for the patrons of the building.