The Edgewater Hotel
The current Edgewater Manor needs to be re-designed to become a hospitality space to better suit its financial needs. Because it was built in 1978 and only partially remodeled in 1996, there are many aspects of the space that need to be updated. The entire first floor as well as the Southeast half of the second floor will be dedicated to commercial occupancy, while the remaining floor space will become hotel and extended stay rooms. The building's location offers a close connection to the community, while the natural surrounding environment creates a sense of quiet serenity.
Building type: Multi-use
Location: Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Square footage: 23,500
- Create a community oriented space that generates revenue and attracts people to the proposed hospitality space.
- A universal design should be used in this space that features easy accessibility and way finding for all ages.
- Sustainability is important to the client and much consideration will be given to designing environmentally friendly spaces using natural products and materials.
For the project, I chose to focus on four main areas in the design: the lobby/lounge, restaurant, banquet hall, and café. Below are the 3D perspectives and walkthroughs of these spaces.
“Curvilinear journey” is the theme for the lobby/lounge. Curvilinear forms give the essence of winding paths and infinite spaces. Natural elements of wood and stone are incorporated within the seating and reception area.
“Rustic elegance” is the theme for the banquet hall. Accents of old wood give the essence of an aged, yet beautiful space. Neutral colors and soft materials are incorporated into the design to allow the room to be used for versatile functions.
The Edgewater Hotel is a communal, riverfront destination whose design is reflected internally through the use of natural elements and sustainable materials. The design as a whole encompasses the branching out and growth of a community, yet each space features its own unique personality to demonstrate the various aspects and differences a society possesses. This hospitality space will be an inspiration for the community as a whole to form and cultivate together and become a beacon for change.
“Rigid tranquility” is the theme for the restaurant. With the use of concrete and metal materials, the design has an industrial feel. Hard lines and interesting angles in the restaurant gives the space a unique and modern feel.
“Holistically natural” is the theme for the café. Organic shapes and lines as well as natural materials used in the design reflect the healthy food served at the café. The design is predominately neutral with accents of greens and blues to demonstrate a clean atmosphere.