One of the wealthiest cites in the United States, Naples, Florida is known for its seasonal “snow birds.” Directed to make a statement, ai3’s building is designed to impress. As the cornerstone of the brand, the design is fueled by the abundant social framework associated with wine culture. In fact, upon entry, guests are welcomed by an expansive tasting bar and robust retail displays packed full of Cooper’s Hawk wine.
Symbolically bridging the cultures of dining and wine-making, all interior and exterior elements of the restaurant are connected by an impressive architectural space: a bright and airy, wood clad double height arcade. Old world traditions meet new world innovation through rustic aesthetics and contemporary architecture. Art meets science through natural, raw materials applied to gravity defying arches.