Foster + Partners has released images of its designs for the new PGA Tour headquarters in Florida
The 17,000m2 scheme at Ponte Vedra Beach will bring the US professional golf governing body under one roof for the first time.
Located to the south of the clubhouse at the PGA-owned Tournament Players Club at the Sawgrass course, the building will encourage new ways of working, according to the London-based practice.
Foster + Partners said the scheme used flexible, open floorplates to create a non-hierarchical, collaborative workplace. ‘The focus has been on creating a richer experience throughout the building, while preserving its connections with the surrounding landscape and flooding it with natural light and air.’
The building will be organised as a pair of parallel three-storey bays connected by a shared atrium and 6m-wide bridges. The glazed façades and atrium are designed to fill the building with natural light and allow views out to the surrounding landscape.
The proposed scheme also includes a 1.3km running track in the woodlands.
Foster + Partners head of studio Nigel Dancey said: ‘Inspired by the lush greenery of Sawgrass and the beautiful Floridian light, the new PGA Tour headquarters is designed as an extension of its surrounding landscape.’
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said: ‘Moving forward with this beautiful new global home in Ponte Vedra Beach will allow for more creative, efficient collaboration among our staff and partners, and will set us on the right path toward achieving our goals as an organisation.’