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Miami Beach Design Review Board Unanimously Approves Design of Miami Convention Center Renovation and Public Space Design Project

Situated at the crossroads of residential neighborhoods, the New World Symphony campus, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, and Lincoln Road, the renewed 40-acre Convention Center district dramatically improves the day-to-day experience for residents and convention attendees alike.

Fentress Architects lead the $500 million design of the Convention Center Renovation, Arquitectonica is designing the facades for the Convention Center building, and West 8 leads the design of the public spaces and park pavilion building.

Along with a completely renovated Convention Center, twelve acres of new public spaces are being added to the district, restitching the convention center to its neighborhoods and providing shady, relaxing green spaces. Design Review Board member Edgar Sarli commented that the park design “will make this place a paradise. I’m happy to be a neighbor that will be able to experience the park.’’

The Convention Center’s existing 5.8 acre truck staging and parking lot is transformed into a new world-class public park with a plant pallet that showcases the unique flora and botany of Miami Beach, and provides flexible lawn areas.  A Veteran’s Memorial is designed to seamlessly weave into the park experience while providing a place to honor and tell the unique story of Miami Beach’s Veterans.
The Park Pavilion is an elegant restaurant and public amenity building.The Park Pavilion has its own custom concrete “umbrellas” that cast soft shade with ribbons of sunlight on the paving. The tall umbrellas and full-length glass that encloses the program space provide transparent visual connections from inside the building to the park along three facades.
The district’s streetscapes have a boulevard-like feel, and thereconfigured Convention Center Drive creates an important connection to Lincoln Road and a dignified drop off for taxis and buses for convention-attendees.
Another new three-and-a half acre park is located at the north side of the Convention Center.West 8’s design features ample shade trees, a butterfly garden, a ballroom terrace, a plant palate that showcases native plants, and bike-friendly pathways next to the Collins Canal. Most notably, a majestic Strangler Fig is preserved and celebrated as a feature in this park area.
Ground breaking on the Convention Center Renovation project is scheduled to begin in December 2015 after Art Basel. The Convention Center renovation will be completed in 2017, and the park will be open in 2018.

To see more on the project: Miami Beach Convention Center

Project Team: Fentress Architects (prime architect), West 8 (lead landscape architect), Arquitectonica (building skin design), Kimley Horn (civil engineering), M-E Engineers (electrical, lighting),Delta Fountains (water features)


邁阿密海灘設計評審委員會一致批准會議中心改建和公共空間項目的設計, 包括一個 West 8 設計的新的六英畝公共公園和特徵的園亭。坐落在居住區,新世界交響樂廳大樓園區,邁阿密海灘植物園和林肯路的十字路口,現再伸延40英畝的會展中心區,為居民和會議到會者提供大大地提高了此一區域的日常體驗。

芬特雷斯建築師領導5億美元的設計會展中心的改造,Arquitectonica 設計會展中心的外立面建設,West 8 則領導公共空間和公園亭子建築的設計。