The graphic form of this G-top, revealed in the hardscape, planting and multilevel amenity features, responds to the structural constraints presented by the programmatic components below the deck. The design focuses on creating three distinctive spaces. First, the main access into the deck leads patrons into an open sculpture plaza where glass bottom pools allow light to filter into the ballrooms on the floors below. The outdoor restaurant houses a collection of hanging orchids on its trellis. To the right of the plaza is a sunken space allocated to all sorts of children activities, such as the spray fountain and game room. To the left of the plaza, a tall hedge delineates and provides privacy for guest enjoying the more adult side of the deck.
The zero edge swimming pool becomes the central axis of the deck, reflecting a colonnade of tall Royal Palms. At the terminus of the pool is a cascading water wall that seems to come out of the lush green roof above the ‘Grotto Bar.’ The waterfall creates a sparkling curtain as it trickles down over glass windows that offer view from the interior of the bar onto the pool. Cabanas are spread throughout the viewing deck where outdoor functions can take place year round.
A bamboo forest along the edge of the building creates a threshold of transition between the indoor and outdoor space, and provides a lush shaded backdrop for the outdoor spa and café.