The Surprising Inspiration That Shaped Architectural Innovation

Overhead View

As the crown jewel of Westshore Marina District’s 52 waterfront acres, Marina Pointe was imagined by the internationally recognized Kobi Karp Architecture & Interior Design, which drew inspiration from intriguing sources that include the bay, boats, and most surprising of all, boomerangs.

The design challenge started with maximizing views for three 16-story towers along the scenic waters of Tampa Bay. Noah Breakstone of developer BTI Partners said, “To find 1.5 miles of waterfront living in the city of Tampa was truly unique. When we looked at this on peninsula, and we talked about having a luxury residence that was livable and walkable … that people could enjoy the surroundings and natural environment. But the question was how do you do that today to have something that really is timeless?”

A design that makes a splash

Architect Kobi Karp’s vision is helping to develop the skyline. He said, “This site is truly the crown jewel of the area. We wanted to create an iconic signature that honors the city’s culture and heritage, and also comes to represent its future in the decades to come.”

In a sense, the Marina Pointe residential buildings rise up from the water. Therefore, it was fitting that the boats that ply these protected waters would provide design inspiration. “When you look at these crystalline sculptural towers,” said Karp, “you can see the unmistakable lines of a ship’s bow and the graceful lines of its sails.”

Beyond the style and beauty reflected in the silhouette of Marina Point’s residential buildings, the architecture accomplishes important functional considerations. Just as the bow of a ship advances forward as it rises from the water, the profile of the towers gradually extends out as it elevates from the ground floor to the penthouse. This serves to ensure that every residence boasts optimal views of the bay, the coastline and the energized urban setting beyond.

The boomerang solution

Maximizing views for residents was a primary goal in designing Marina Pointe. Noah Breakstone said’ “One of the incredible things that Kobi Karp brought to the table is what they called the boomerang design – three wings that extend from a central point. As the residential buildings move westward on the peninsula from the coast toward the water, they rotate to the perfect position for panoramic views. No tower blocks views of another. It is truly an innovative idea to achieve a very important result for those who will call Marina Pointe home.”

Kobi Karp said, “Then residents enter their condominiums, a vision unfolds of expansive glass walls and the breathtaking views beyond. Whether they’re in the living room, or having breakfast and morning coffee, sitting in your kitchen looking out, in the master bathroom … they are blessed with amazing views to the outside. Great view 360 degrees, 365 days a year.”

Dauphin 10th floor dusk

Overlooking a deepwater yacht basin in the heart of Tampa Bay, Marina Pointe’s carefree condominium lifestyle features breathtaking views, luxurious amenities, a state-of-the-art marina and extraordinary values at the pinnacle of South Tampa’s exciting new walkable waterfront neighborhood.

A limited collection of waterfront luxury residences is available from the $700,000s. Information is available at MarinaPointe.com, and 813-930-9800.