West 8 and CGA Awarded Design Services for the Future North Shore Open Space Park Project, Miami Beach
A team comprised of Calvin, Giordano & Associates (CGA) and West 8 have been top-ranked for design services for the North Shore Open Space Park in the City of Miami Beach. Together, CGA and West 8 will further develop the Vision Plan originally conceived by West 8 into a reality.
The future 26-acre waterfront park at the City’s northernmost end will create a more inviting, iconic and safe amenity, serving the City’s North Shore community, which will enhance access to the waterfront and preserve large patches of natural beachfront habitat. The team will provide needed improvements including pedestrian entrances, an ocean rescue facility, children’s playgrounds, pedestrian beach access, multi-use walkways, branding, lighting and open areas, while also integrating it with the surrounding neighborhood.
West 8 will lend their world-acclaimed landscape architectural and urban design services in branding, community outreach and the overall design development of the park, while CGA will contribute local knowledge and technical expertise in landscape design, engineering, surveying and construction administration services. Together, CGA and West 8 have assembled a formidable team experienced in delivering iconic spaces with know-how in long-lived municipal projects. Working collaboratively, CGA and West 8 intend to transform North Shore Park into a more connected, beautiful and functional landmark that meets the aspirations of the local community and the City.
The revitalization of the North Shore Park also complements West 8’s current work on the adjacent Eighty Seven Park development. Designed in conjunction with Renzo Piano, the project will bring together architecture, design and the natural landscape to create a coastal sanctuary inspired by the site’s extraordinary setting and the lush tropical landscapes of South Florida. Together, Eighty Seven Park and North Shore Open Space Park project will add new vibrancy and value, to the surrounding community and the North Beach District.
West 8 is an award-winning international office for urban design and landscape architecture founded in 1987. Over the last 28 years West 8 has established itself as a leading practice with an international team of 70 architects, urban designers, landscape architects and industrial engineers. West 8 developed projects all over the world in places such as Copenhagen, London, Moscow, New York, Madrid, Toronto and Amsterdam. The office gained international recognition with projects such as Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam (NL), Borneo-Sporenburg in Amsterdam (NL), Jubilee Gardens in London (UK), Madrid Rio (ES) and Miami Beach SoundScape Park (US). Many of the projects are the result of groundbreaking entries in important international competitions. Recently won competitions include Toronto Waterfront in Toronto (CA), Governors Island in New York (USA) and Yongsan Park in Seoul (KR).
Amongst the numerous awards received by West 8 are the Honor Award of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Lifetime Achievement Award for Architecture 2011, Mondriaan Fund (formerly BKVB), the International Urban Landscape Gold Award (IULA), the Prix de Rome, the Dutch Maaskant Award, the Bijhouwer Award, the Rosa Barba First European Landscape Prize, the Green Pin and the Veronica Rudge Green Prize for Urban Design.
CGA is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary professional consulting firm that offers a comprehensive approach to landscape architecture, engineering, land planning, government regulatory compliance, public sector contract services, data technologies, emergency management, and development services. CGA, which is based in Fort Lauderdale, employs more than 300 professionals and has additional Florida offices located in Jacksonville, Clearwater, Port St. Lucie West Palm Beach and Homestead and an office Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, please visit CGA’s website at www.cgasolutions.com
Terra is an integrated development firm in South Florida focused on creating sustainable, design-oriented communities that enhance neighborhoods and bring people together. Led by Pedro and David Martin, Terra was founded in 2001 and is involved in all aspects of residential and commercial development, including realty, mortgage, marketing and construction. The firm’s portfolio includes luxury high-rises, single family homes, townhouses, retail shopping centers, office space and multifamily apartments, both in urban and suburban areas across South Florida. Current and recent residential developments include the Bjarke Ingels-designed Grove at Grand Bay and Rem Koolhaas-designed Park Grove towers in Coconut Grove, the Rene Gonzalez-designed GLASS and Renzo Piano-designed Eighty Seven Park in Miami Beach, Modern and Neovita in Doral, Metropolis in Downtown Dadeland, 900 Biscayne Bay in downtown Miami, and the master-planned community Botaniko Weston designed by Chad Oppenheim and Roney J. Mateu. All told, Terra’s current developments are valued at $3 billion and comprise millions of square feet of commercial development. Learn more at www.terragroup.com.