Saltleaf Restaurant

THE PROJECT: The project consists of the structural design of a one and a half story building with a “walkout basement” type configuration. The basement consists of 2,300 gross sf of office, restroom, and a ship store. The upper story consists of 5,600 gross sf kitchen and dining space. The building will be a public restaurant but will also serve the two adjacent high-rise condominiums. The building is designed with clean modern lines featuring a bi-level roof, aggressive cantilevers, canted columns and generous use of glass and aluminum storefront.  All of this required careful custom structural consideration and detailing. The basement level was designed as a watertight structure to resist flood loading as well.

OUR SOLUTION: Our solution to ensuring the architectural vision while also addressing the high wind and flood loading requirements was to utilize different structural materials to maximize efficiency. A combined system of precast hollow core planks supported by structural steel beams and columns achieve the ideal open floor plan for the restaurant level as well as creating the cantilevered roofs over the patio space. The first elevated floor over the partial basement space is also comprised of precast hollow core planks but is instead supported by a cast in place concrete frame to provide a more durable shell to resist the demand of the flood and retained soil forces. The foundations system consists of a hydrostatic concrete slab on grade supported by a deep foundation system of cast in place grade beams, pile caps, and auger cast piles.

Location: Naples, Florida
Client: London Bay Development Group
Architect: Arquitectonica
Size: 5,600 SF
Type: Retail, Commercial, Entertainment
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