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Sou Fujimoto Designs "Structural Waterfall" for Miami

Sou Fujimoto Designs "Structural Waterfall" for Miami
Sou Fujimoto Designs "Structural Waterfall" for Miami, Courtesy of Sou Fujimoto
Courtesy of Sou Fujimoto

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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