Resorts commissioned the Office of Thierry Despont to develop concepts
for renovation of the Boca Raton Resort and Club. The Palm Court was
selected as one of the areas to be refurbished. The lobby was
transformed from a conventional thoroughfare to a light filled, multi
use space. The old roof was replaced by a transparent canopy floating
above a grid of steel columns, which branch up in the form of palm
trees. The result is an area that provides guests with an outdoor
atmosphere, with the comforts of an indoor climate.
, Vector Foiltec engineered and fabricated both the complex steel structure and the ETFE transparent roof. Working closely with the design team Vector Foiltec developed a system that would meet the organic design concept and the rigorous hurricane code requirements.