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1111 Lincoln Road / Herzog & de Meuron

  • 01:00 - 7 May, 2010
1111 Lincoln Road / Herzog & de Meuron
1111 Lincoln Road / Herzog & de Meuron

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From the architect. We saw this project during its design and construction phase and now, thanks to photographer Nelson Garrido, we present you 1111 Lincoln Road by Herzog & de Meuron completed.

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.

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

But there are more references to Brazil's modernism: interior courtyards by landscape architect Raymond Jungles, follower of  Roberto Burle Marx (renowned figure of the modern movement in Brazil).

The project, developed by Robert Wennett, includes 300 parking spots, the building includes eleven shops and three restaurants at ground level, with further shopping on the fifth floor, another restaurant on the roof, and luxury residences.

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Matthew Scott Moore · July 13, 2016

Why is there no mention of the general contractor who built it?

Su Dog · August 23, 2012 Herzog & De Meuron

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Laura · August 01, 2012

the new parking deck on 12th + w.peachtree clearly did not use this as a precedent #urbandesignfail

Sofitel Miami · March 14, 2012

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Miguel Sanchez Leon · February 04, 2012

A los starchitects tambien les toca! concreto impecable,deja bien puesto el freno d mano> H&dM 1111LincolnRoad

Drew Patterson · January 09, 2012

Herzog & de Meuron&#39s 1111 Lincoln Road is absolutely spectacular: #beautifulinfrastructure

Drew Patterson · January 09, 2012

@nytimes missed the most stunning new parking structure in their look at the place of parking lots in the urban fabric:

Sebastián Medina · September 22, 2011


Gustavo Colmenares · September 02, 2011

Enjoyed seeing this on Monday. Loved the urban swamps.

Hasan Hachem · June 15, 2011

As a Miami native and one who has studied and experienced this structure first-hand, I have to agree with Seiji. H&dM completely reinvented the concept of a parking garage, challenging not only what it is to look like but how it connects with people as well. The lot is aesthetically pleasing, contrasting the boring Suntrust building it resides next to. It is breathtaking at night when illuminated, but the view of the Skyline rewards those who are curious enough to enter. Thanks to H&dM, Gehry, and hopefully Calatrava, Miami can finally develop some architecture identity rather than being defined by the same shot of Art Deco on Ocean Drive. After all, isn’t architecture about progressing?

José Ignacio Stark · May 31, 2011

me estaba poniendo al día con @archdaily y este edificio de estacionamientos en Miami que reseñó @dbasulto está increíble

Leandro Castro · May 07, 2011

1111 Lincold Road, HerzogdeMeuron #architecture #arquitectura

BLAH CITY · April 14, 2011

Miami: Mixed-use car park - 1111 Lincoln Road / Herzog & de Meuron |

Kariman · January 19, 2011

RT @girlishUrbanism: This is as beautiful as a Garage can/should be #architecture #design

girlish Urbansim · January 19, 2011

This is as beautiful as a Garage can/should be #architecture #design

Dumb · December 30, 2010

Excuse me, I didn't read the text. Is it an open car museum?

dog grooming · December 22, 2010

You made some good points there. I did a search on the topic and found most people agree with you. But it's human nature for some to disagree. But whatever. They're in the minority.

Irina · September 11, 2010

The incompleteness of this structure is provocative. I may be alone in this but to me, incomplete, under construction building (when they aren't covered in tarp) are the most interesting. We can glance into the inner workings, the connections, the assembly, the raw material. But regardless of the reference, like franklin said, there is architecture ingenuity and concept is something as simple, programmatically as a parking garage. The context is taken into account and contrasts its neighboring building quite well.

naoya tochio · September 09, 2010


james · June 21, 2010

I just added an extensive photo gallery of this project to my site, enjoy!

creaters-high · May 20, 2010


jugo · May 11, 2010

the best of the year

keechuan m'sia · May 19, 2010 12:55 PM

i felt great seeing this.

but wanna knw
wat kind of structure is this ? how to do it without beam ?
(i m student...)

John · May 11, 2010

Not really that different to the rest of miamis styling, a design that without constant expensive upkeep will look decrepit in 10 years.

But it is breathtaking now.

Daniel · May 09, 2010

I walked by this randomly while in Miami last August and it just struck me as odd. At the time I had no idea it was a H&D building. Then this Spring my school took the first year architecture students (I'm third year) to Miami on a class trip to study typology. They happened to go visit this building and one of my professors reported back saying "this was the most outstanding parking garage I have ever seen" and another professor said "I never really enjoy H&D's work until now"

Seems like you "have to be there" to truly appreciate it.

Learn more · May 11, 2010 05:49 AM

yeah, man, those above naysayers are too young to understand.

palm tree · May 08, 2010

I live an Miami and i know how bad things can get in terms of the architectural quality of buildings. Believe me, having this building in our panorama is a BIG breath of fresh air. Luckily for Miami local people are starting to realize the power of architecture and some good architects have been hired to do better things. Let's see what happens in the near future. I just hope it gets better..

César Castro · May 08, 2010

Looks more like the British Brutalism rather than Tropical Modernism

arnold · May 08, 2010

this building in the dayligt looks like incomplete structure.

I think, that the best views of this building - are in the evening, to the artificial lighting (foto).

the views in daylight - well.. if it is Herzog & de Meuron creation work, so maybe I must think, that it is conceptual and high level project?

Yes, the Idea is artistical, but something missing here.. some kind of "spice".

Samuel · May 08, 2010

The carpark would be a really odd experience I think - there is a lot of open air between you and the edge of the building.

Having said that the structural concept of this doesn't look too revolutionary. Elegant, certainly.

windzerg · May 08, 2010

It looks nicer when the lights on.

seiji · May 08, 2010

I went to take a look at it in real life, me and a few friends drove up it and i have to say i think the building is something you really have to experience firsthand to appreciate more.

it was a very cool experience for a garage..

i didnt get to take a look at the shops and other program in it though

up_today_arch · May 08, 2010

I am sure, in real it has very poor quality, as I can see on pictures... This kind of architecture needs german quality of concrete construction activity.

joninberlin · May 10, 2010 03:00 PM

You need english lessons.

young jun choi · May 08, 2010 07:46 PM

What's that evidence?

iko · May 08, 2010

hmmm...looks like a nice garage!So H&deM are back to basics...but not in a very successful way.The first picture has quality though...I'm confused...have to see it in real!

ton · May 08, 2010

with the first pic i thought it was a "mediatheque";)

ryan · May 08, 2010

um. because of the architect im inclined to believe that it must be an interesting building, but the photographs really only tell the story of parking your car, however nice that may be. I want to see more photos. and someday, plans. this did not sell the building

franklin · July 01, 2010 09:28 PM

architecture is better in person.
it's an awesome parking garage. and fits in well with its surroundings. It contrasts the dense massive white building right next to it with a lightness that is extraordinary and takes advantage of the amazing views of the miami beach skyline. The details are awesome. Like the edges of the floor plate resembles a knife the way it thins at the edges.
giving an awesome perceived lightness to the building. Also driving in the garage the compression and contraction of the floor plates emphasizes the lightness of the larger spaces and makes you go Wooah when you get to the top and the skyline meets you.

There are other parking garages in the area but this is one that fits in with row of shopping and retail that exists in the area, that lincoln is known for. I think they designed the public promenade in front of the garage too which is an awesome extension to what had already existed and makes use of concrete in a wonderful way.

frankly speaking · May 11, 2010 05:42 AM

Hey, by the way you sound, I am pretty sure you are just a student. If you want to see parking layout plans, google it or read Architect's studio companion. Usually they are the same. What is different in this building is the idea of openness and aesthetic of the playful structure, which would have been a very dull one if they were designed by a generic architect.

Gary Mc Ginty · May 08, 2010

RT @archdaily: 1111 Lincoln Road / Herzog & de Meuron


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