Strategic Property Partners Unveils Plan for Tampa Towers

The company tapped Kohn Pedersen Fox to design 815 Water St., a dual-tower building that will be one of the first new condo projects in Tampa within the last 10 years.

815 Water St. rendering
815 Water St. rendering

Strategic Property Partners unveiled the first residences and mixed-use building details for the $3 billion Water Street Tampa, a nine million-square-foot mega-development in downtown Tampa.

The company tapped Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates to design 815 Water St., a dual-tower building that will be one of the first new for-purchase condo residential towers in Tampa within the last 10 years. 

Tower Design 

Designed as sisters, the two towers will stand at 26 and 21 stories, respectively. The buildings will be connected at the base through a large retail space anchored by a full-service grocery store and car-park area. The facade is defined by exterior terraces that will provide abundant lighting and outdoor living for the residents. The exposed concrete structure with metal railings offer warm materiality, while angular shifts in the balcony planning provides dynamic texture. At the podium level, perforated metal screens shield the open-air parking and are subtly angled to catch the light and animate the façade. 

815 Water St. rendering
815 Water St. rendering

Cecconi Simone was selected to handle interior design for the buildings and Raymond Jungles Inc. will design the building’s green roofs and public spaces. Strategic Property Partners will begin construction in 2018, with completion scheduled for 2020. 

“Creating a building that makes a person feel better by interacting with it was inspiring to explore,” Trent Tesch, design principal at KPF, told Multi-Housing News. “Wellness, and how the building is going to be built, is our focus– we integrate authentic materials and texture that are both super refined and rough, which will make this project look distinct and unique. The building also has an authentic connection to nature, making those who enter it feel better instantly.” 

Renderings courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates