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  Eola South Residential Condominium, Page 34Eola South Residential Condominium
300 South Orange Avenue, #900, Orlando, FL 32801

Orlando, Florida
Total Square Feet: 60,000
Construction Period: Dec 2003 to Jan 2005 

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Walter P. Moore and Associates, Inc. - 300 South Orange Avenue, #875, Orlando, FL 32801
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Jennings Construction Services, LLC - 1030 Wilfred Drive, Orlando, FL 32803
ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL ENGINEER: CHP & Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc. - 1051 Winderly Place, #101, Maitland, FL 32751
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Lucido & Sole Design - 827 N. Thornton Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803

Sited in downtown Orlando, at the edge of the Thornton Park residential fabric and immediately across the street from a high-rise/multi-family condominium, Eola South Condominium becomes an important element of scale and proportion. The four-story height of the building tempers the 10-story vertical element located across the street as it acts as a proper introduction and transition to the surrounding residential neighborhood.

Its character and design supports the nearby commercial and mixed use buildings. The increased density will support the new, burgeoning retail businesses while the streamlined contemporary design will create a sense of unity with the existing and growing new urban fabric. One of the primary considerations in the design was identifying a way to responsibly take advantage of the natural beauty of Lake Eola Park, located northwest of the building site.

The building program is issue driven and responds to the need for height, both as a transition and a way to take advantage of the view of Lake Eola and the surrounding green-space. Other identified issues that influenced the design were parking density, circulation, security of unit occupants, and the market ability of the units themselves based on current trends and developer philosophies.

The building design responds to the identified program issues by utilizing large glass expanses on the afternoon shaded western and northern elevations of the building. The fenestrations and massing interplay create a unique rhythm connecting the units to the streets below. The building units also feature large balconies, some of which are partially covered.

The building is constructed of cast-in-place concrete as it provided the best quality finish opportunities expected by the developer and prospective occupants. The majority of the units are sized to allow more moderate-income levels the opportunity to experience the downtown urban lifestyle becoming more prevalent in Orlando.

The overall design provides a sense of connectedness and unity to the surrounding urban fabric. The design results in positive interaction and interplay between the building residents and the surrounding neighbors and businesses, providing an expanded sense of community.

DIV 07:
Roofing: Johns Manville.
DIV 08: Window System, Entrances & Storefronts: Vistawall.

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