Jaleo is a restaurant concept by José Andrés located in Disney Springs®. PCL served as the construction manager leading the project, which included placing new foundations and erecting a round steel structure with sloped curtain walls and a new roof. Consisting of 42 “petal” steel frames, the roof gives the restaurant a unique look inspired by the artichoke. The interior buildout covered dining areas on two levels, indoor and outdoor, as well as several bars throughout. Finishes throughout the restaurant feature a blend of eccentric materials to create a vibrant space that immerses guests in an unparalleled dining experience.
The unique geometry of the steel structure made for a special challenge for PCL, the architect, structural engineer, steel fabricator and steel detailer. While working from geographically separate offices across the globe, the teams needed to work together to confirm the structure’s constructability for the client. PCL introduced the teams to BlueBeam Studio software so they could work together in real-time. The software provided a centralized location for storing shop drawings in the Cloud and the ability to track markups and comments. Using the software expedited responses to design RFIs while confirming the constructability of the structure. The collaboration between PCL and the project designers and consultants ultimately allowed the construction team to deliver the artichoke-inspired, instantly iconic structure to a satisfied client.