DawnTown Miami invites you to its very first exhibition, titled ‘The First Four Years of Ideas’ which will open on November 9th, 2011 at the University of Miami School of Architecture. The opening and reception begins at 6:30pm at the Irvin Korach Gallery, and marks the first retrospective ever produced by DawnTown. The First Four Years of Ideas takes a look back at the very best works produced from their unique competitions. On display will be the winning entries from all four years, as well as curated works, selected by DawnTown’s directors. A video display will be also being present, streaming every entry ever submitted. More information on the exhibition after the break.
Over the past four years, DawnTown Miami has challenged architects, urban designers, and artists, to propose their visions for neglected spaces in city. Designers have answered that call, producing extraordinary reinventions of these sites: The 2008 Water Works sought out to create a new building skin for the water pump station on Biscayne Boulevard to turn it into an iconic structure on a prominent city street. The 2009 Metro Mover campaign asked designers to create a new public transit station that would be the entry point for the new Miami Art and Miami Science Museums at the future Museum Park. The 2010 Seaplane Terminal competition paid homage to Miami’s history of aviation and the unique character of having a major transportation hub in downtown. The 2011 Floating Stage challenge was based on a complimenting piece of architecture to one of Miami’s most significant structures, The Miami Marine Stadium. DawnTown is currently sponsored by the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, through the Knight Arts Challenge. Thanks to creative programming efforts and its endeavors to promote the downtown area, the Miami DDA has made DawnTown one of its legacy funding projects. The Knight Arts Challenge grant will help expand DawnTown programming from soliciting ideas to enhancing the built environment. Join DawnTown at the University of Miami School of Architecture for their opening reception on November 9th. Come take part in a unique exhibition which will showcase the potential of Miami’s future. For more information, please visit their website here.