Sanctuary Mimo

Sanctuary MimoMiami, USA

Sanctuary Mimo is an adaptive reuse project in Miami’s vibrant MIMO District. This significant project by BBAmiami revitalizes the historic Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, converting it into a dynamic office and event venue for Front of the House (FOH). Preserving the church’s Sub-Tropical modernist architectural elements, including the tower’s stone treatment and façade fenestration, were considered and balanced against the new program’s needs of a 14,000 sf event space and support and office spaces. A new outdoor courtyard surrounded by a lush landscape creates an inviting environment for guests to enjoy. The harmonious blend of a historic structure with contemporary uses transforms the place into a compelling urban sanctuary.

Project Details
  • Year: 2023
  • Location: Miami, USA
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Client: Front Of House
  • Size: 17,000 SF
  • Team: Claudia Busch, Gustavo Berenblum, Renate Paris, Soufaine Benbrahim
  • Image Credits: BBAmiami
BBAMiami - Sanctuary Mimo South-facing façade of the new design on the existing building.
BBAMiami - Sanctuary Mimo
BBAMiami - Sanctuary Mimo
BBAMiami - Sanctuary Mimo

The adaptive reuse of the historical church is a smart and ecological approach to preserve its heritage while infusing new life and igniting neighborhood transformation.

BBAMiami - Sanctuary Mimo