Orlando City Hall
Orlando City Hall and the City Hall Commons were designed to function as a new mixed-use civic, commercial, and arts district in downtown Orlando. The design team was guided by a desire to create a viable civic place utilizing traditional regional urban forms as well as more classical urban prototypes. The City Hall is situated on a large landscaped plaza, which is both a civic ceremonial space and a social gathering place for the citizens of Orlando.
The building design, reminiscent of the great civic architecture of the past, features a 120-foot copper dome and handsome sculptural granite aggregate precast concrete panels. Visitors enter the building through the ‘Great Room’, a rotunda-like space that acts as the city’s formal and informal living room. This space features a dramatic grand staircase that leads to the city council chambers.