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Sou Fujimoto Designs "Structural Waterfall" for Miami

Sou Fujimoto Designs "Structural Waterfall" for Miami

The Miami Design District, an 18 square-block neighborhood between Miami’s downtown and South Beach, has announced that the facade of its new mixed-use retail building will be designed by Sou Fujimoto. The two-floor, 17,000 square foot structure, which will feature "an elongated series of glass fins extending from the rooftop down to the open courtyard," will create unique pedestrian arcades covered by a "structural waterfall."

The Miami Design District, owned by Miami Design District Associates, aims to combine commerce with high-quality design, fashion, art and architecture, and has chosen Fujimoto on the merit of his past award-winning works, from House N in Tokyo, to the Musashino Art University & Library, to - most recently - his design of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London.

Courtesy of Sou Fujimoto
Courtesy of Sou Fujimoto

In his statement, Sou Fujimoto described the proposal for the mixed-use building as "an emblematical environment for the area surrounding Palm Court. The daily experience of our harmonized facade-corridor will enrich the city experience."

The project is scheduled for completion in 2014.

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Cite: Vanessa Quirk. "Sou Fujimoto Designs "Structural Waterfall" for Miami" 03 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/434551/new-mixed-use-building-for-miami-from-sou-fujimoto> ISSN 0719-8884
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