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Miami Design District

SB Architects and DACRA partnered to transform the once-gritty Miami neighborhood into a glamourous international luxury shopping destination. Long home to an assortment of furniture and home furnishing showrooms, Miami’s Design District is being made over, with a four-block pedestrian promenade anchored by two department stores, with rooftop gardens and mature shade trees lining the streets. A boutique hotel, condominium tower, and five parking garages are also planned for the area, which will be dotted with cafes and tree-shaded plazas. The site encompasses a four-block pedestrian promenade anchored by two department stores, with rooftop gardens and mature shade trees lining the streets. A boutique hotel, condominium tower, and five parking garages are also planned for the area, which will be dotted with cafes and tree-shaded plazas. Before it is all done, 300 native trees, including Florida Mahogany and Gumbo Limbo, will be planted to enhance the neighborhood, whose centerpiece will be a 30-foot-wide pedestrian mall running north and south from 38thto 42nd Streets. Public art pieces will also be on display, including Buckminster Fuller’s 24-foot Fly’s Eye Dome, which is installed at the district’s Palm Court.

Information

Location
Miami, Fl
Client
Dacra Development
Project type
Urban Mixed-Use
Features
Certified LEED Platinum Core & Shell
Author
John Burgess
Author title
Vice President of Sustainable Operations, The Spinnaker Group