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BEST RESTAURANT FINE DINING
FINALIST

TESORO AT JW MARRIOTT
MARCO ISLAND, FLORIDA

THE DESIGN FIRM: EoA Group, Coral Gables,

Florida
THE MUSE: Take cues from the geological

processes from which islands are formed.
Evoke shifting tectonic plates, fiery lava and
crashing waves.
THE MAGIC: Floating glass light fixtures
represent the resulting spattering steam when
hot lava meets cold water while the carpet
pattern evokes the fissures in the upper crust
of the earth. Nearby, natural cypress columns,
which appear flamed at the base, emulate
scorched trees.

SOURCES
OWNER: Barings Real Estate Advisors, Glastonbury, England; OPERATOR: Marriott International, Bethesda, Maryland; DESIGN FIRM: EoA Group, Coral Gables, Florida:
Malcolm Berg, president, design director; Harris Levy, architectural principal; Chausey Dickinson, studio design lead; Laura Cortes, designer; ARCHITECT: HKS, Dallas;
PURCHASING COMPANY: The Parker Company, Miami; GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Austin Gilbane Joint Venture, Houston, Texas; DESIGN CONSULTANTS: DAC Art
Consulting, Atlanta; ARCHITECTURAL MATERIALS: Cavastones; Resysta; ART & ACCESSORIES: DAC Art Consulting; Farmboy Fine Arts; FABRICS: Donghia; Jeffrey
Michaels; Justin David Textiles; FLOORCOVERINGS: Marble Stone; Porcelanosa; FURNITURE: Design by Luca; Kettal; Phillips Collection; Symmetry Pointe; Superior Seating;
LIGHTING: HB Architectural Lighting; SIGNAGE: Bionic Brand Lab; SURFACING MATERIALS: Sherwin-Williams; Daltile; WALLCOVERINGS: MDC Wallcoverings; WINDOW
TREATMENTS: MechoShade Systems; OTHER: Majestic Mirror & Frame

THE MAVERICK MOVE: Delivering a high
sense of drama, Tesoro's focal point is its
statement ceiling of jagged cut ribbed-wood
pieces that jut out over the dining room in
intricate layers as an interpretation of colliding
tectonic plates.

FINALIST

QUETZAL
TORONTO

THE DESIGN FIRM: Partisans Projects, Toronto

one of the hottest spots in Toronto's dining scene. Frame the delights of
Mexican food with unusually sculptured interiors. Create a space that is
both pared back and expressively designed.
THE MAGIC: Essential elegance. Running from the edge of the bar at the
front into the open kitchen at the back and culminating in the comal-a
traditional clay oven used across Mexico-a wood-fired grill is the principal source of heat for the chefs and the anchor for the design. In answer
to the client's request that each aspect of the meal would have its own
prep area, the designers "unfolded" the counter lengthwise, creating a
62-ft.-long bar that opens the kitchen completely to the dining area.
THE MAVERICK MOVE: To camouflage the hefty air circulation system
and to unify these disparate elements within the tight space, the design
team wrapped the interior with a fiberglass-reinforced gypsum shell.
Its form suggests the billowing tarps of Mexico's market stalls but also
abstractly resembles snowdrifts. The organic, undulating curtain serves
several additional purposes: it helps absorbs and creates 12 modular
bays that offer seat-hugging alcoves.
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SOURCES
OWNER/OPERATOR: Overbudget, Toronto; DESIGN FIRM/ARCHITECT:
Partisans Projects, Toronto; PURCHASING FIRM: Overbudget, Toronto;
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: PT General Contractor, Scarborough, Canada;
LIGHTING: Mulvey & Banani Lighting; OTHER: Formglas Products (glass fiber
reinforced gypsum); Mag's Concrete Works (millwork); Mario Aiello (masonry pizza oven); Millworks Custom Manufacturing 2001 (millwork); Perfect Degree
HVAC; Rock Solid Masonry (masonry - grill); Trimen (kitchen equipment)

M O R I S M O R E N O ( T E S O R O ) ; D O U B L E S PAC E P H O T O G R A P H Y ( Q U E T Z A L )

THE MUSE: Transform a rundown, 3,000-sq.-ft. College St. property into


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From the Editor
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