Crystal Lagoons’ project in Orlando will have the largest crystal clear lagoon in the US
Florida Trend, an important US business publication, reported that a 15-acre crystal clear lagoon will be the centerpiece of the luxury resort development Lake Nona, which Crystal Lagoons is developing in partnership with Tavistock Development Company. This will be the largest crystal clear lagoon in the US.
Lake Nona Resort is planned to break ground in 2018 and its manmade crystal clear lagoon will bring the beach to Orlando, in Central Florida. The project will be located along the southern shore of Lake Nona and just steps away from the new USTA National Campus – the world’s largest tennis campus with 100 courts – the eight-story Lake Nona Resort will feature cutting-edge design, top-tier amenities.
“Our partnership with Tavistock Development Company is based on a collective vision to create an environment fostering innovation, sustainability, wellbeing and an active lifestyle which our crystal clear lagoon will provide, further enhancing Lake Nona’s reputation as a world-class development,” said Kevin P. Morgan, Executive Vice President of Crystal Lagoons, US Corp.
“The new Lake Nona Resort creates a gateway that announces the arrival to one of the most dramatic man-made water bodies,” said Bernardo Fort-Brescia, principal of Arquitectonica. “Water and glass interact; they perform together to create an unexpected yet memorable form in the landscape of Orlando’s Lake Nona. The crystal lagoon creates a new geography that deserves a strong architectural response. The building folds to create four facets that sinuously undulate in concert with the lagoon’s organic edges. At its center, the building bridges over the lagoon forming a gateway into the long perspective of the lagoon as it fades into the horizon. The building skyline lowers at the roofline to create an open terrace overlooking the lake and the USTA tennis complex. It creates a delicate link between the two wings and frames the skies beyond.”
Recently acclaimed by Fortune Magazine as a model for the next great American city, Lake Nona is one of the fastest growing communities in America attracting more than $2.8 billion in construction across 7.1 million square feet with the development of two new hospitals, three college campuses, a nationally recognized medical research institute, the USTA’s ‘New Home of American Tennis’ and thousands of new homes.
Crystal Lagoons is an international innovation company, founded by scientist Fernando Fischmann, which has developed a patent-protected technology that allows the construction and maintenance of unlimited-size crystal clear lagoons at very low costs.