Seaside Central Square, Seaside, Florida
Sited on either side of County Road 30A, and on the east and west side of Seaside’s Central Square, the Gateway Buildings take advantage of their high degree of visibility to urbanize the road and create a sense of place.
Simple, restrained classicism characterizes UDA’s design for these buildings which were inspired by traditional, urban American South precedents as well as Seaside’s existing signature buildings. Together with a tower proposed by Leon Krier, the Gateway Buildings provide powerful visual landmarks for both entrances to the square and also serve as key elements in its composition.
In conformance with the Seaside Code, the buildings provide residential townhouse units over ground-floor retail. The buildings feature a high percentage of glass that allows for light and broad views of the town and the beach.