In Progress: 1111 Lincoln Road / Herzog & de Meuron

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has been changing a  lot over this last decade, turning into a rich cultural city. Events such as Art Basel Beach (the most important art event in the US) and buildings by international architects are part of this ongoing change.

One of these new projects in the city  is 1111 Lincoln Road, a development envisioned by Robert Wennett and materialized by swiss architects  Herzog & de Meuron.

This mixed use project is currently being built at the corner of Alton and Lincoln, one of the most active pedestrian areas in the city, and it will include residences, retail spaces and parking. Parking takes a central space in this building, with one of the best views I have ever seen on a parking space.

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© Paul Clemence

Jacques Herzog stated that this builing will reinterpret the essence of Tropical Modernism, and somehow it reminds me of the modern movement in Brazil, with huge structures providing shade, while containing smaller enclosing elements. The slabs stand over a set of irregular columns, giving a sense of a precarious equilibrium. This columns also cast different shadows, giving more character to the facade.

I´m very interested on seeing how this project ends up, and how this can affect (in a positive way) the extension of the Miami Art Museum, another project by Herzog & de Meuron for the city.

Photographer Paul Clemence shared with us some photos of this project during construction, on which you can see more about the expressive structure.

More renderings and the construction photos after the break.

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Cite: Basulto, David. "In Progress: 1111 Lincoln Road / Herzog & de Meuron" 10 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 31 Jul 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=40533>

21 comments

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    beautiful form, great example of a project that isn’t restricted by floor to floor height limits to get the most bang for the clients buck. Video is a let down though, just when you think your about to see something interesting the scene changes leaving the impression it could be a video of any commercial project in any city the world over

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    Herzorg & de Meuron never seem to amaze me this work is a part of the great work that they have done. Now they are just living to their expectations!

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      this is wrong , dude
      you have to be more polite when you talk about god
      i just want you to pay attention….no offense
      god bless you & me
      i am sorry because i am too late to reply
      thanks

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    So, to be clear, it’s a parking garage? With a bit of mixed use inserted? The animation tells you nothing except that there’s some retail at sidewalk level. Great architects, but this is far from their best work…

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    It´s a beautifull building, but the inclution of the cars in such predominant places is truly an insult, a spit on the face of pedestrians, its obcene to squander space, money, sights and resources so rich people can show off theire sad treasures, pieces of metal with engines.

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    That first photograph really eerie – do the usual ‘amazing’ renderings simulate a photo like this, or is a project measured by its ability to produce these kinds of photographs after its completion? …hmm… I mean, maybe architecture media produces and reproduces this kind of photogenic architecture (but it goes further, the renderings actually anticipated the people walking along and the cars driving around out front) that constructs the kind of reality it renders.

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    nice sculpture maybe, but what about the attitude of this work? while elsewhere sustainability, car free pedestrian areas, ‘green’ architecture and so forth is promoted, here we are celebrating the cars by dedicating them some of the most precious space in the city? reminds me a bit of the european development in the 50s. Back to the past?

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    Cool!!!!

    Nice work by HdM… reminds me Vilanova Artigas…
    Brutalist architect from Sao Paulo/ Brasil

    Good Architects!

  8. Thumb up Thumb down 0

    At the end of the animation did anyone else notice how out of scale the cars are? How did they miss that?

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    “…a development envisioned by Robert Wennett and materialized by swiss architects by Herzog & de Meuron.”
    Its not 100% Swiss (HdM) made.

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    Looks like nothing special to be honest.. I loved some of the previous work because of the skin ideas.. I can’t see the same topic in this one :( why did u stop??

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