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Miami Beach Soundscape / West 8

  • 01:00 - 8 February, 2011
Miami Beach Soundscape / West 8
Miami Beach Soundscape / West 8, Courtesy of  west 8 urban design & landscape architecture
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    Washington Ave
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    West 8 urban design & landscape architecture
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    2011
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From the architect. In 2009 West 8’s winning design for Lincoln Park was unanimously chosen by the Miami Beach Commission. The park is part of the New World Symphony Campus of architect Frank Gehry, which includes a concert hall and a conservatory.  The Lincoln Park site is a small – slightly larger than 1 hectare in size – urban site located at Washington Avenue and 17th Street in South Florida that strives to establish a new precedent for parks in the City of Miami Beach.

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Courtesy of west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

While an urban park this size might often receive a design that has more hard surface than soft, Lincoln Park’s site-specific conditions, context and program elicited a unique response in a green park, not a plaza, that feels intimate, shady, and soft; a park that will support the world-class attraction of the New World Symphony Building. Lincoln Park reflects the spirit and vitality of Miami Beach and will support a multitude of day and night uses, either under the shade of the trees or a starlit sky.

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Courtesy of west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

Lincoln Park will also have the wonder of some totally unique features that are one of a kind. First, several pergolas embrace the park edges; their shape inspired by the puffy cumulous clouds inherent in South Florida’s tropical climate. The hand-fabricated painted aluminium structures not only provide shade but will support the spectacular blooms of bougainvillea vines; highlighting a threshold of colour at the parks points of entry. High quality artwork is equally important here, and the projection wall of the adjacent Symphony Hall building is an ideal 'canvas' for video projection artists - an emerging and exciting discipline within the art world. West 8 has designed a projection tower and 'Ballet Bar' to house the extensive multimedia equipment provided within the park. 

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Courtesy of west 8 urban design & landscape architecture

These elements provide a consistent language among the park's unique architectural elements, providing a wide range number of possibilities for both local and international artists to present an ever-changing exhibit that would occur outside the confines of a traditional museum experience.

site plan
site plan

Soft, undulating topography is reinforced visually by a white concrete mosaic of meandering pathways, and white concrete seating walls that providing options for informal seating. These two critical elements of the park design allow Lincoln Park to convey the illusion of a park larger than its humble inherent size. 'Veils' of palm and specimen tree planting conceal and reveal views further reinforcing the experience of being within an oasis that is much larger.

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Nani Sa · May 06, 2014

roads coordinate with trees.

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