Creating a discernible order in the forest is a sensible approach to the planning and landscape architecture for the “New Home of the PGA Tour.” The need for order in complex environments is among the very basic principles of operations in leadership, business, and in golf. Harmonizing the business of golf, the golf industry, and The Players tournament within a unified campus that is sensitive to leadership, staff, the players, and spectators resulted in a solution that yields an extraordinary destination.
Progression of Experience
Upon entering the new home of the PGA Tour, the journey through the campus unfolds as an immersive experience. Visitors encounter an array of thoughtfully arranged gardens, culminating in a pastoral field and forest characterized by the Northeast Florida coastal hammock.
Nestled in the Forest
The ultimate design solution revolves around enhancements nestled between an upland forest and a well-established vegetated wetland. Carefully curated placement of architecture, vehicular use areas and lagoons are integrated within natural areas and a regenerated forest composed of native plantings, berms, and lawns.
The orientation of structures and pedestrian pathways collaboratively contributes to support a layering of views. Terminal views evoke the notion of landmark and icon juxtaposed against the wandering expansive vistas symbolic of those found on the golf course. In addition to these broad concepts, strategic lines of sight are created to allow for an arrival sequence of discovery and an office experience that supports interaction, contemplation, and a healthy workplace.