With the countdown to downtown well underway, get the ins and outs of the new UnionWest at Creative Village. This building will be home to downtown classes—including the hospitality and culinary programs—as well as student housing for both Valencia College and UCF.
6 SOCCER FIELDS
With 392,000 sq. ft. of area, there’s a lot of room for making goals. That’s over 6 times the size of a soccer field, or 6 times more goooaaallls.
7 BASKETBALL COURTS
The footprint of the first floor—34,000 sq. ft.—can fit 7 basketball courts at once. Who’s ready to play ball?
ROOM WITH A VIEW
Aim high: Measuring in at 195 feet, both UnionWest at Creative Village and Cinderella’s Castle share their size and incredible views.
The building’s foundation can support 5,000 lbs. per square inch. Fun fact: That’s enough to allow a rhinoceros to balance on its horn in every square inch of the building.
All together now: Every toilet is flushed at the same time before opening day. That’s 400 gallons of water—enough to take a 2 ½ hour shower.
When the 600-space parking garage is full, it will hold 900 tons of cars, or 1,800,000 pounds, or even 144 elephants—however you look at it.
The self-contained microgreen unit can be harvested for cocktail and food garnish every 6 weeks; enough time to listen to Margaritaville 14,573 times.
The culinary lab downtown will have the first induction stove of its kind in the American market.
21 students. 7 culinary workstations. 3 students per station. Smaller class sizes mean more one-on-one time for learning fresh new skills in the kitchen.
HOLD THE DOOR
With every person averaging 4 trips per day, the building’s 10 elevators will make 320,000 rounds up and down.
To get to the top of the 15-floor building. That’s 32 steps more than the tallest lighthouse in the U.S.
Exploring Parramore with Eugene Jones, the executive dean of the Valencia College Downtown Campus. In partnership with the University of Central Florida, Valencia College will open the new campus in August 2019.
Final Beam Tops Dr. Phillips Academic Commons | October 2018