©EDSA | Venetian Resort | Pool View


©EDSA | Venetian Resort | Pool Vegetation


An urban oasis inspired by Mediterranean architecture and the lagoons of Venice, the public pool has been a staple of Miami’s history since 1924. Created as part of the city’s plan that embodied true hometown living, the designated National Register of Historic Places was restored in 1989 and again in 2008-2009.

Originally formed from an empty limestone rock quarry, historic restoration of the placed emphasis on blending new plantings with existing landscape features and enhancing site elements.

©EDSA | Venetian Resort | Kids Playing in Pool

A walking path with replicated steppingstones surrounds the complex and a coral rock carved lagoon features caves, stone bridges and waterfalls that add ambiance and a sense of comfort to the recreational destination.

The daily recycling of some 820,000 gallons of fresh water though artesian wells and natural ground filtration serves as an aquifer and allows the pool to maintain its fresh, clear water.

EDSA was involved with site preservation and safeguarding the design ethics as part of restoring the largest freshwater pool in the United States.

©EDSA | Venetian Resort | Full Pool View

Project Details

    • Location Coral Gables, Florida
    • Client The City of Coral Gables
    • Scope Detailed Design
      Construction Administration
    • Scale 4 Acres