Liberty Center Experiential Media Program

Liberty Center Experiential Media Program

Type:

Design
Immersive Environments

Location / Client:

Cincinnati, Ohio
Steiner+Associates / Liberty Centea

Project Description

Steiner+Associates are nationally known for their new urbanism approach to place-making and for their successful community-oriented destinations. Their latest project, North Cincinnati’s Liberty Center, is a 64-acre mixed-use development focused on Community Life, Well-Being and Connectivity. As tangible symbols of these values, Steiner commissioned long-time collaborator Sardi Design to plan and design three architecturally integrated media features for Liberty, each supporting a specific community purpose and helping reinforce the sense of place at this new landmark destination.

The custom features were fabricated and installed by  SACO Technologies Inc. Behind the scenes, a facility-wide central control system designed by Smart Monkeys, Inc. provides a flexible, smart infrastructure that supports ongoing operations and paves the way for future development opportunities. Foundation multimedia content was produced by Float4 under Sardi’s creative direction.

Projects

The Audubon Learning Center

Type:

Commercial Design

Location/Client:

Salvato & Co
New Orleans, LA

Project Description

Working with Salvato & Co. on the enhancement of the historic New Orleans institution, Marcela Sardi developed the concept and design for the Audubon Zoo’s Learning Center, themed around its resident animals. The design was based on the historic precedents of the 1884 World’s Fair exhibition, which gave birth to the Audubon Zoo, and the expressive folk architecture of New Orleans. From concrete columns with animal faces relating back to the neoclassical columns of the 1929 Sea Lion Pool; to the monkey tail inlays on the conference table, the Learning Center is an expression of the craft building style of the city and the zoo’s historic park structures.

Squire Limited

Type:

Commercial Design

Location / Client:

Columbus, Ohio  USA
Squire Limited

Project Description

Sardi developed the brand expression and store design for the luxury men’s retailer including the customer experience, program, store design, fixturing and furnishings design. Sardi also developed hardware solutions, for which she oversaw the fabrication and installation.

Sardi Residences

Type:

Residential Design

Location / Client:

Baltimore, New Orleans, Glasgow
Sardi Family

Project Description

Sardi has designed several homes for her family, from New Orleans, Louisiana to Glasgow, Scotland. Each home has provided an opportunity to experiment with the integration of lighting, color, craft and local building traditions. In New Orleans, Sardi rebuilt an historic structure on Audubon Park based on the classic Creole Townhouse in the Garden District, using a modern interior approach to the asymmetrical floor plan. For the Sardi home in Glasgow, Scotland, she restored a Glasgow style Manor House which had been “retrofitted” during the post-war years with a majority of the historic features removed. Sardi restored the original Charles Rennie Mackintosh windows, the coiffured ceilings (which had been covered with hung ceiling tiles), and the intricate “Industrial Era” detailing that inspired the re-design. Sardi acted as both architect and contractor, completing the extensive renovations and restoration effort over a year-long period.

La Estancia Golf Resort

Type:

Commercial Design

Location/Client:

La Romana, Dominican Republic
Cignal Corp.

Project Description

Sardi developed the concept and also executed the design and construction for the signature Club House and Pro Shop at La Estancia Golf Resort, a 3,000 acre, five-star golf resort, with a Peter Dye designed 18 hole golf course.
Using local artisans and craftsmen, Sardi designed all the interior and exterior details, from grand chandeliers to iron artwork, to give the Club House, restaurants and bars an authentic expression of Dominican culture and artistry.

 

Fat Tuesday

Type:

Design

Location/Client:

Phoenix, AZ  USA
Salvato & Co

Project Description

Sardi was design lead for developing a thematic dining experience. The brand was “regionalized” with the use of O’Keeffe inspired colored walls, fluorescent coyotes, and upside down cacti to support the restaurant roll-out into Phoenix. The organization of the brand deployed as the stage for a radical roll-out.

Aquarium of the Americas

Type:

Design

Location/Client:

New Orleans, LA  USA
Salvato & Co

Project Description

As a member of the multi-disciplinary design team for the Audubon Institute, Sardi played a key role in creating the concept for the Aquarium of the Americas. The Aquarium, which has retained its position as one of the most successful aquariums in the world for both its exhibits and its research, includes aquatic environments featuring sea and river life across the Americas, from a Caribbean Reef exhibit to one of the first aquatic tunnels to an Amazon River experience in a climatically controlled biosphere.

Among a variety of venue design initiatives, Sardi designed all interior environments of the Aquarium’s public areas and back-of-house functions, from layouts to finishes, for the research, conference and the public facilities for the project.

Canton Club

Type:

Design

Location/Client:

Baltimore, MD  USA
Cignal Corp.

Project Description

Sardi Design developed the concept for the Canton Club in Baltimore, Maryland as part of a signature waterfront residential project. Sardi designed a residential community club, bar and dining facility. The Canton Club was also developed as a unique amenity concept for Cignal Corporation’s planned residential, leisure and waterfront projects.