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  Mystic Dunes Golf Clubhouse, Page 24Mystic Dunes Golf Clubhouse
100 Colonial Center Parkway, #150, Lake Mary, FL 32746

Celebration, Florida
Total Square Feet: 20,623
Construction Period: Feb 2001 to Dec 2001

Construction Team
GENERAL CONTRACTOR & COST ESTIMATOR: Winter Park Construction - 221 Circle Drive, Maitland, FL 32751
OWNER: Tempus Resorts International - 7380 Sand Lake Road, #600, Orlando, FL 32819
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Burton, Braswell & Middlebrooks Associates, Inc. - 1912 Boothe Circle, #100, Longwood, FL 32750
ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL ENGINEER: KLG Orlando, Inc. - 154 Wilshire Boulevard, Casselberry, FL 32707
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Glatting, Jackson, Kercher, Anglin, Lopez, Rinehart - 33 East Pine Street, Orlando, FL 32801

Historically clubhouse and community centers have been an afterthought to the more lucrative residential and recreational development. As times and demographics change, new expectations from the user groups demand community centers that provide a multi-purpose, multi-venue agenda along with an atmosphere that is inviting and unique. While this type of multi-purpose facility has been reserved historically for only the most exclusive private membership environments, the expectation of the "do it all, have it all" type of center is now crossing into the public and resort venues.

This clubhouse project at Wyndham Palms Resort represents the latest trend and objective of a community focused clubhouse accommodating both social and recreational needs. Beyond that, this facility showcases the heightened public awareness of harmony with the land and synergy with the environment.

Mystic Dunes Clubhouse exemplifies all of the criteria for the expanded clubhouse. The client had, in theory, very straight forward requests. These requests were to maximize the view of the golf course and practice facility; provide a space as open and flexible as possible to accommodate golf, vacation ownership sales, and dining activities; provide a structure that responds architecturally to both their interval ownership villa community and their championship golf course; and to do it all extremely economically.

The mission with this clubhouse was to marry the resort architecture with the unique golf course architecture. The villas are very elegant, straightforward, contemporary architecture. The golf course is a combination of low country wetlands and a dunes-style links course. The project's challenge was how to build a "man-made dune" with traditional assemblies such as metal roofs and stucco walls at a reasonable cost. The result is a series of constantly stepping, curving and rotating burgundy metal roofs which give the image of a series of dunes at sunset. The supporting walls gradate from a smooth stucco finish to a heavy textured rock salt finish as the structure melds back into the sloping terrain. Colonnade and entry identification porticos highlight the spectacular wood and glass entry doors. Careful study of these columns exhibits a less than traditional interpretation of the column bases and capitals as their organic profiles give the impression of subtle shifts, like dunes in the wind.

From the golf course, the clubhouse is a constant reminder of the courses namesake. A seamless connection between inside and out has been created. Complementing the huge windows that provide a spectacular panoramic view of the course exceeding 180 degrees around, are natural rough textured finishes that create an organic atmosphere. Walls are heavy textured with a weathered look in natural desert tones. Light fixtures are reminiscent of indigenous desert creatures. Curvilinear lines on millwork, mirrors, walls and furniture reinforced the irregular, free flowing spectacles offered by nature itself.

The use of traditional construction materials in untraditional applications produced a facility that has successfully united the residential and recreational environment while maintaining a reasonable cost. The multi-purpose nature of the facility offers both short term profitability and a bright long term future as the residential complex grows and the clubhouse becomes the gathering place for all who visit.

DIV 07:
Metal: Petersen Aluminum PAC-CLAD® Panels.
DIV 08: Windows, Storefront System: Kawneer; Main Entrances: International Wood Products.
DIV 09: Porcelain Tile: Floor Gres, Dal-Tile; Carpet: Dimension; VCT: Armstrong.

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