Water Street will feature a 45-ft wide landscaped promenade, with trees to offer shade and imnprove air quality
WELL COMMUNITY STANDARD™ The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI) launched the WELL Community Standard™ last September – designed to help set up a new global benchmark for healthy communities. A rating system centred on human health and wellness, the new standard takes into consideration evidence-based research and has been developed through consultation with physicians, scientists and public health professionals, as well as architects, city planners and engineers. The programme builds on the principles of the WELL Building Standard™, a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment which impact the human experience.
spaces, such as bars, restaurants, parks and a lounge on the top of the new JW Marriott Hotel.
HEALTHY LIVING Water Street Tampa will include 3,500 residences, with the first having just broken ground. Designed by Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF), 815 Water Street consists of two towers, which share a green roof with amenities for residents designed by Miami-based landscape architect Raymond Jungles. Each of the towers will feature a rooftop pool, and they are linked by a commercial building at their base featuring a large grocery store – having a grocery store offering healthy choices that’s walkable for locals was an important part of the original
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vision. Cecconi Simone is the interior designer. “The building has an authentic connection to nature, making those who use it feel better instantly,” says Trent Tesch, design principal at KPF. Water Street Tampa includes two new hotels – the JW Marriott Tampa, which broke ground in April 2018, and the 157-bedroom Edition Tampa, which is due to break ground at the end of 2018 and which will include condominium units. A whole floor at the existing SPP-owned Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina features Delosapproved Stay Well rooms designed to enhance guests’ wellbeing, including an air purification system, circadian mood lighting and access to Cleveland Clinic’s wellness programmes. l
The standard aims to set a new precedent for planning, building and development by providing a “thorough understanding” of how communities can employ actionable strategies and interventions to support the health and wellbeing of residents across all aspects of community life. The WELL Community Standard™ will focus on 10 core concepts of performance that impact human health and wellness – air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, temperature, sound, materials, mind and community.