Project Description

Food truck park from across the water at night.

Food truck park from across the water at night.

Patrons sitting at wood bar rail overlooking water.

Patrons sitting at wood bar rail overlooking water.

Influenced by the collections of food trucks seen in travels, our client wanted to fill a need in her neighborhood; a place where people can bring family and meet friends for the food and drink of their choice without the pressure of flipping tables.

With its open concept and outdoor spaces, Celebration has become one of the few dining establishments where patrons feel comfortable during the Covid Pandemic.

Drone photo looking west with park in foreground and sunset beyond.

Drone photo looking west with park in foreground and sunset beyond.

Drone photo of tiki bar and food truck park.

Drone photo of tiki bar and food truck park.

Using materials such as galvanized steel, locally sourced masonry, cypress and crushed shell, our design pays homage to the surrounding working waterfront aesthetic.

Drone photo of tiki bar and food truck park.

Drone photo of tiki bar and food truck park.

Using materials such as galvanized steel, locally sourced masonry, cypress and crushed shell, our design pays homage to the surrounding working waterfront aesthetic.

Sustainable and resilient methods including permeable pavers, native vegetation and preservation of a mangrove fringe are incorporated.

Main entry walkthrough under steel and wood structure.

Main entry walkthrough under steel and wood structure.

Using the same ancient, passive cooling technologies employed by the Calusa Indians and Florida Crackers, the open-air structure with its sawtooth roof will draw cooling breezes from across the waterway, forming a microclimate, 10-12 degrees cooler than surrounding areas.

Detail of steel and wood roof design.

Detail of steel and wood roof design.

Using the same ancient, passive cooling technologies employed by the Calusa Indians and Florida Crackers, the open-air structure with its sawtooth roof will draw cooling breezes from across the waterway, forming a microclimate, 10-12 degrees cooler than surrounding areas.

Detail of steel and wood roof design.

Detail of steel and wood roof design.

Pedestrian street lined with food trucks at night.

Pedestrian street lined with food trucks at night.

Since opening, the Celebration Park Naples has become by far the busiest food and drink venue in Southwest Florida.

Design Awards

AIA Florida

Honor Award for New Work – 2020

Metal Architecture

Design Award for use of Natural Metals – 2019

AIA Florida Southwest

Honor Award for New Work – 2019

Press

“Best Invention” – Gulfshore Life Magazine – Best Invention – 2019
Will it be our Soho?” – Gulfshore Business – 2019
Neighborhood Gathering Space” – Metal Architecture Magazine – 2019

Concrete block and wood structure with privacy wall.

Concrete block and wood structure with privacy wall.

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