The new Largo City Hall has yet to break ground, and it has already begun receiving honors. In partnership with ASD|Sky, the new downtown Largo City Hall received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Tampa Bay’s new Sustainability Award. This award was created to recognize that 2020 was a life-changing year and has brought a new focus on adaptability and resilience in architecture and design as we know it.
The new, mixed-use, Downtown City Hall project is being developed as a sustainable, energy-efficient, and resilient facility for the years ahead. The goal is to make this complex a shining example of the benefits sustainable design can have on a community and most directly on the people that use this new City Center.
The project will feature sprawling solar panels, a multi-story green wall, reclaimed water features, rainwater harvesting cisterns, and more. With over 40,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space on the ground floor, this project will also contribute to the economic prosperity of the downtown district.
"The new facility will help to promote downtown development and spur the economic future of this district," said Largo City Manager, Henry Schubert. "It will help to achieve our vision for an active and interconnected downtown that is welcoming, family-friendly, and safe, all while preserving and incorporating natural elements and green space."
The project’s lead Architect, John Curran of ASD|Sky, adds, "Whether it’s the use of a living wall inside City Hall, the center daylight infusion in the green corridor, or the use of resilient and sustainable materials, The Largo City Hall is an expression of smart design that will allow the City of Largo to save money and educate their citizens on the benefits of sustainability principles."
The new Largo City Hall will be located on the northern 400 block of West Bay Drive. Groundbreaking is set to start in 2022 and Largo looks forward to opening the doors in early 2024. To learn more about the project and ways to stay informed on project updates, visit Largo.com/NewCityHall.
About AIA Tampa Bay
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the professional association for architects and those in the architecture field. AIA Tampa Bay is the regional chapter representing approximately 703 members in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Hernando, Citrus, Sumter, and Pasco Counties.
ASD|Sky is a creative firm committed to integrated and contextual design. They provide design services based on their client’s functional needs and culture while incorporating sustainable practices into each project.