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The Sky Deck At Del Mar Highlands

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Sky Deck is a gastronomic concept that shifts the culinary trends of community social gatherings. Located in the San Diego coastal town of Del Mar and situated atop a local organic market, Sky Deck’s 26,700 square foot expansive space integrates 6,360 square feet of adjoining al fresco decks and patios offering various outdoor communal areas. The food hall showcases local chef-driven San Diego restaurant concepts that offer a flavor of global influence. Sky Deck’s main feature is an expansive 35’ X 60’ skylight that guides daylight and views of the evening sky into the center of the space.  A key design concept of “diorama” was achieved through a series of large found object art installations, paired with a 120’ mural commissioned by a local artist.  These art elements are creatively curated as a collection of ‘nautical industrial’ art that echoes Del Mar’s beaches and San Diego’s port city lineage. Four boats are suspended from the ceiling along with netting, buoys, pulleys, and fish carved out of driftwood these are described as “found objects” with nautical connections. Along with found objects, skylight technology, murals, environmental graphics, and lighting were used to create an authentic and memorable experience for visitors. 

12841 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130

Project Owner/Developer:
DSRG, now First Washington Realty

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