WMB-ROI wanted to respect and preserve the Mediterranean Revival style of the original building, incorperating curvilinear parapets and multi-lite arched windows. Using tilt up concrete slabs and steel frame construction, the 40,000 S.F. structure pays homage to the original building’s old Florida elegance with a chic, modern twist — a three-story transparent tower tapered to the building, giving a stunning view to passers by on Lake Mirror.
The first floor features several lakefront retail spaces, classrooms, a spacious conference room, a large commissary kitchen, and a new addition to Catapult’s arsenal: the “maker’s space”, featuring specialized areas for:
- Multi-function crafts and rapid prototyping
- Electronics, computer, and media area
The second floor operates as a large open office space with different types of co-working spaces to suit any style of collaboration, more large meeting spaces, and a series of private offices.
The top floor features additional office space and conference rooms, and overlooks the second floor open co-working space.
Beyond bringing local entrepreneurs together, Catapult 2.0 will also activate the street level experience through lakeside seating, a sculpture garden, and unique landscaping.