Morimoto Asia Wins Design Award for Architecture

If you’ve ever dined at Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs, chances are you’ve been as impressed with the design of the building and interior as you have with the food.

Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs

So has the American Institute of Architects Orlando, who bestowed their “Design Built Award of Merit” for the design of the building Morimoto Asia resides in.

For those who remember the Pleasure Island days, the building was formerly Mannequins, a two-story dance club with a revolving dancefloor on the lower level. To go from that to what it is now, I’m just amazed. Morimoto Asia is refined and elegant, using Asian design elements to create a visual masterpiece.

Morimoto Asia - interior chandeliers

Morimoto Asia is part of the Patina Restaurant Group, and was designed by Studio V Architecture. In response to the award, Jay Valgora, Founder and Principal, at Studio V Architecture said:

“We are honored to receive the Design Built Award of Merit from the AIA and would like to extend our thanks to the entire project team for making our designs a reality and creating the amazing spaces in Morimoto Asia which inspire and excite through different sensory experiences.”

Morimoto Asia - interior wall

I feel it’s a well deserved honor. What do you think of Morimoto Asia’s design?


About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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