First images of PGA Tour building in Florida
Foster & Partners has unveiled its design for a new global headquarters for golf’s PGA Tour.
The 187,000sq ft building, in Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida, will allow all the expanding organisation’s staff to work under one roof.
It will be set in a green landscape beside a large lake, in an echo of the famous Island Green 17th hole at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) Sawgrass which provides a point of axial orientation for the building.
The HQ is organised as a pair of parallel three-story glazed bays flanking an atrium. The two bays are connected by 20-foot-wide bridges that encourage chance meetings and allow for informal gatherings along the edges without impeding the flow of people.
Nigel Dancey, head of studio at Foster & Partners, said: “Inspired by the lush greenery of TPC Sawgrass and the beautiful Floridian light, the new PGA Tour headquarters is designed as an extension of its surrounding landscape. As the Global Home of the PGA Tour, it brings the organisation under one roof for the first time, and signifies the progressive spirit of the Tour.”
Biophilic design and staff wellbeing are central themes, with a raised floor that allows for better air quality, site-wide recycling facilities and a 1.3 km running track in the middle of a wood.