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2021 Jan

Ground-breaking Ceremony of Carnival’s Cruise Terminal F at Port Miami

On January 29th, 2021 we celebrated the Ground-breaking Ceremony of Carnival’s Cruise Terminal F in Miami. The project blends existing and new buildings, creating an integrated cruise terminal that provides a seamless traveler experience from curbside to ship.  A key design strategy  was to achieve a single passenger experience that is directional and that proceeds orderly through a sequence of well-thought-out spaces.

It is a cruise terminal for the 21st century ready to birth Carnival’s largest ships, the Excel class that will operate entirely on LNG, showcasing PortMiami and Carnival’s commitment to the future. The cruise terminal is scheduled to be completed in 2022 to coincide with Carnival’s 50th birthday celebration, maintaining PortMiami’s position as the top embarkation port for Carnival Cruise Line. Cruise Terminal F draws inspiration from maritime architecture, its prominent location fronting MacArthur Causeway and from Miami, a city that feels the pulse of the Caribbean.

Design-Builder: LEMARTEC

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2020 Dec

Glow opens in Wynwood

Based on the promise to deliver super-food, super fro-yo, and a super good cause, g.l.o.w. is designed to be a social enterprise where 100% of its profits will benefit Global G.L.O.W. (Girls Leading Our World) – a non-profit incubator and accelerator that operates free after-school programs to mentor girls to advocate for themselves and make their communities stronger in 27 countries. The small store will definitely have a huge meaningful effect in the community!

“We created a natural, sunny and social sharing environment that celebrates the frozen yoghurt process and the story of Glow” said Claudia Busch, Founding Principal of BBA.

When Global G.L.O.W. founder and CEO Kylie Schuyler started the non-profit in 2012, she also set out to start a social enterprise to provide a steady source of funding to the non-profit.  The business started with a simple, yet bold, idea: what if a for-profit concept could uplift people’s days with feel good, super-foods, while also doing good in the world? A GLOW Miami summit is on the works, where local girls, ages 10-18, will participate on an immersive day in their signature Her Story Campaign programming, working on identifying their strengths and how to use them to have a positive impact Miami. 

 General Contractor: Shorecrest Construction

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2020 Sep

Wynwood’s M-D-C Offices and Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce

We are excited to announce that the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the long-awaited Wynwood project took place on September 15th.  The new center will be a much needed social hub for the Puerto Rican community, offering art and adult classes along with after school activities for children. The building will also accommodate offices on the upper floors for the County and District 5 Commissioner.

The building draws inspiration from the industrial nature of the neighborhood and the mostly one-story warehouses that defined the character of Wynwood years ago, along with the street art (murals) that have become a tourist destination.

In keeping with the neighborhood and to diminish the building mass, each level is treated differently breaking the uniformity of the facade along 29th Street. To further engage with the neighborhood, a painted mural by a Puerto Rican artist, wraps around the building and extends to the sidewalk and underside of upper floor slabs.  The façade treatment of the upper floors is governed by the rhythmic repetition of vertical fins that recall industrial building architecture of the 20th century.

General Contractor: PLAZA

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2020 Sep

St. Christopher’s Montessori School Completion

September saw the opening of the new building addition to the school, featuring flexible classrooms and lab spaces, a library and administrative offices. The site, located in Key Biscayne, has a beautiful array of one to two story classroom buildings, a parish hall and a church nestled within the campus. The new addition was placed behind the existing church to minimize its visual impact from the main street and the surrounding low scale residential neighborhood. The architecture, while respectful and contextual, proposes a modern addition with steel structure, large cantilevers and hurricane proof resilient design.

 

Contract: US Construction Company

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2020 Jun

BUILD Magazine Architecture Awards 2020

As a company, we are always so humbled to be recognized for our work. We are pleased to accept two awards from Build Magazine for our achievements. “Every day, we are driven to create spaces in which human beings live better, work smarter, and dream bigger. And we do this better than anyone else because we work and live by a code that defines us – not only as a firm, but also as individuals.”

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2020 Jan

Claudia Busch Selected for the Miami Herald CEO Roundtable

Twice a year, the Miami Herald enlists new members for its CEO Roundtable, a panel selected from among South Florida’s top business leaders, sharing their perspective on the most important economic and civic issues of the day.

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2019 Nov

The SARAS National Design Awards 2019

We are proud to receive the Design Award of Honor for our  design of Cucuyo Mobile Cafe at the Perez art Museum Miami during the Society of American Registered Architects National Design Awards 2019. The project explored the integration of 3D printing in architecture that resulted in a one-of-a-kind structure for the Miami market.

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2019 Oct

BBA wins AIA Award of Excellence

The Tenerife Cruise Terminal was recognized by the American Institute of Architects Miami Chapter, as the winner in the category over 50,000sf. The selection Committee praised the intelligent adaptive reuse of existing structures, the highly sustainable strategies adopted and the formal quality of the project.

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2019 Sep

Major Expansion of Terminal F at Port Miami Receives Approval to Move Forward

The complete renovation of Terminal F, designed by BBA For Carnival Cruise Line, received approval from the County Commission on September 19, 2019. The project will be capable of supporting the operation of the new Excell Class of ship and will be operational by 2022.

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2019 May

Carnival’s First Cruise Terminal in Asia designed by BBA

Located in Japan’s port city of Sasebo, Uragashira Cruise Terminal will support the Japanese government’s plans to develop its ports, as well as the continually increasing number of cruise travelers in the region.

Nestled between Sasebo Bay and the mountains, the new cruise terminal will be part of the green landscape. BBA’s design is contextual, taking into account Sasebo’s culture, its building traditions, geography, and low-scale surrounding.

The one-story building will serve as a port-of-call for many cruise ships primarily traveling from mainland China to Japan.The terminal is expected to be operational by 2020, ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

 

 

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2019 Mar

BBA to present at STC Global

Gustavo Berenblum and Airam Diaz Pastor (President Med-Cruise) shall give a presentation on successfully planning and designing mega-cruise terminals. As part of the presentation they will showcase the recently completed and award winning C.T. in Santa Cruise the Tenerife. The presentation is taking place at Seatrade Cruise Global on Wednesday, April 10th at 2:30pm.

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2019 Feb

Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce Building approved by Design Review Board

The project entails the design of the new Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce and County Office Building in Wynwood. The Puerto Rican Community has a rich and long history in Miami centered in Wynwood, but until now it did not have a hub. Our project will provide a café, learning, art, meeting and office spaces for this purpose. In addition, the upper floors will be devoted to offices for the County.

The building draws its inspiration from the industrial nature of the neighborhood and the mostly one-story warehouses that define the character of Wynwood, along with street art (murals) that have become an intrinsically part of it.

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2018 Oct

Architecture Design Presentation: Claudia Busch

Please join us on October 19th at the Betsy Hotel to hear leading women designers present as part of the 8th Annual Women in Architecture Series. Claudia will share with us her experience and amazing career describing her thought process and projects ranging from large scale architecture buildings to a small mobile cafe.

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2018 Sep

Panel Discussion “Designing in Miami”

Gustavo Berenblum and Claudia Busch will participate at the upcoming panel discussion  held at Columbia University’s GSAPP, on the role of architecture in shaping the design and culture in Miami. The event will take place on September 28th at Avery Hall and it is open to the public.

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2018 Aug

Gustavo Berenblum interviewed for Cruise Ship Convention

Cruise Ship Interiors Convention is an event dedicated to architecture and interior design for the cruise industry that will take place in Miami Beach in June 2019. Gustavo Berenblum, Advisory Board member, has been interviewed on architecture and design.

 

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2018 May

Claudia Busch selected as MCAD’s Board Member

The Miami Center for Architecture and Design is an organization focused on fostering design and the built environment in Miami providing community meeting spaces, educational programs, lectures and exhibits in downtown.

Claudia Busch, Founding Principal of BBA, joins a well rounded group of directors representing several industries concerned in improving our city.

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2018 Mar

Seatrade Cruise Global 2018

Berenblum Busch Architects exhibits at Seatrade Cruise Global. The biggest Seacruise Convention in the world took place at Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center from the 6 to the 8th of March. The event is a convergence of people, ideas and innovations from every aspect of the maritime industry.

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2018 Jan

2018 Ft. Lauderdale COAT Talks

Come and hear about some cutting-edge works in the field of Architecture from our presenters, Claudia Busch, Gustavo Berenblum, Jeffrey Erwin Huber and Mikael J Kaul Architect for COAT TALKS at the Vanguard Theatre located at 1501 S. Andrews Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, FL33316. The presentations and discussions are co-hosted by Art gallery owner Clare Vickery and Designer Marsha McDonald and are a part of the great artworks collective in Ft Lauderdale this week (Jan 24 – Jan 28).

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2017 Dec

Terminal F Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Terminal F’s ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Port Miami. Designed by BBA, the state-of-the-art $40M project will berth the new MSC Seaside and MSC Divina cruise ships. Executives and officials attending the event included: Juan Kuryla Port Director, Carlos Gimenez Miami-Dade Mayor, Jorge Munilla MCM’s President, Gustavo Berenblum BBA’s President and Roberto Fusaro President MSC Cruises USA.

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2017 Dec

Bulthaup benefit! Design challenge for Common Threads Non-Profit Organization during Art Basel 2017

BBA participated in the Bulthaup benefit! Design Challenge with the concept to create a tray that allows children to grow as they develop a knowledge and understanding for the 5 food groups, along with the technology that moves millennials forward. The tray was titled “Health and Knowledge”.

We carry health in the form of food for our wellbeing.

We carry thoughts, knowledge, culture and communication in the form of an iPad.

The mission of Common Threads is to educate low-income children on the importance of nutrition and physical wellbeing, empowering them to be agents for change for healthier families, schools, and communities. By providing children with a tool kit of knowledge and skills, Common Threads can help prevent childhood obesity and reverse the trend of generations of non-cookers, getting American’s kids cooking for life!

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2017 Oct

BBA wins 2017 AIA Award

BBA won an AIA award for “Divine Detail” for it’s Cucuyo Project at the PAMM. Cucuyo, was designed for STARR Catering Group and is used as an outdoor bar at the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). The work was made in collaboration with Amsterdam based MX3D. The bar was installed early September 2017. The official opening was on September 14th,2017.

The following is an excerpt of the AIA juror’s comments describing the project:

“This is the embodiment of Divine Details.Taking a relatively new technology and executing it at full scale provides great promise in 3-D printing. To integrate the means and methods in a sculptural way may redefine the concept of master builder for the 21st century. Highly thought out detailing of a potentially complex form. At first glance the simple form creates a clean manifold on which to house the café program.  The  fanning mesh of streel trusses is fascinating, more rich as the viewer approaches the surface, and a welcome demonstration of next generation fabrication.”

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2017 Oct

FIU CARTA Faculty News

Architecture Sr. Instructor and co-principal of Berenblum Busch Architects (BBA), Claudia Busch, unveiled her new waterfront café named Cucuyo at the Perez Art Museum (PAMM) on September 28th.

The cocoon shaped, stainless steel structure was a collaboration between architecture firm BBA and Dutch manufacturing company MX3D. Using 3-D printed technology, they created a multi-functional and mobile space that serves as an art installation and full-service café,

Cucuyo, managed by STARR Catering Group, will remain an indefinite dining option at the downtown Miami art museum serving patrons coffee, sandwiches and light bites by Verde chef, Kaytlin Dangaran. Seasonal menu changes are in the works.

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2017 Sep

Two BBA projects short-listed for the International WAN Awards in Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)

World Architecture News announced that  two of the latest BBA projects have been shortlisted it’s 2017 Awards. This is a major accomplishment as only 6 projects from around the world have been selected. The winner will be announced in February in conjuction with the awards ceremony event to take place at the London Marriot Hotel.

Jury comments:

Tenerife Cruise Terminal:

“The Tenerife Cruise Terminal is a great example of achieving a great effect with an economical means. The repurposed building coupled with a minimal intervention, and the use of wood and color to create a material juxtaposition, is a thoughtful approach for how typologies can be inherited and given new life.” Benedict Tranel

PAMM Cucuyo:

“PAMM Cucuyo is the only entry to have utilised 3D printing techniques to inform the design and industrial robotics to manufacture the double curvature grid shell components of the building. The resulting form and appearance is a unique and visually striking piece of sculpture that functions successfully as a café pod. A great demonstration of design technology being used to inform and develop integrated 3D modelling, robotics and manufacturing techniques.” Tim Partington

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2017 Sep

PAMM Cucuyo Opening

The Cucuyo outdoor bar official opening was on September 14th,2017 at the Perez Art Museum.

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2017 Mar

AIAS South Quad Conference

Claudia Busch and Gustavo Berenblum were the Keynote Speakers at the AIAS South Quad Conference in Miami.

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2017 Mar

Best New Terminal

Cruise Terminal Tenerife wins Award for Best New Terminal of 2016. The announcement was made during the annual Seatrade Convention held in Ft. Lauderdale.

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2017 Mar

Port Capacity Symposium

BBA sponsors symposium on Port Capacity and Investment during the annual Cruise Convention in Ft. Lauderdale. The event was moderated by John Tercek VP Royal Caribbean Cruises. Participants included: Kevin Linskey, Deputy Director Port Miami, Sacha Rougier, Managing Director Cruise Gate Hamburg, Arnt Moller, COO Cruise Copenhagen Malmo Port, Hiroshi Ishihara, Director of Cruise Office Japan Ports, Eui-Keun Kim, Professor Jeju International University and Chih-Wen Cheng, Supervisor Taiwan Ports.

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2016 Dec

Terminal F Ceremony

Terminal F’s ground breaking ceremony was held at Port Miami. Designed by BBA, the state-of-the-art $37.5M project will be ready by the end of 2017 to berth the new MSC Seaside and MSC Divina cruise ships. Executives and officials attending the event included: Juan Kuryla Port Director, Carlos Gimenez Miami-Dade Mayor, Jorge Munilla MCM’s President, Gustavo Berenblum BBA’s President and Roberto Fusaro President MSC Cruises USA

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2016 Nov

Remembering Zaha Hadid Article

Claudia Busch’s and Alistair Gordon’s article “Remembering Zaha Hadid” is Published on Inspicio

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2016 Sep

Tenerife Cruise Terminal Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony for Tenerife Cruise Terminal was held in conjunction with Seatrade Cruise Med in Santa Cruz. The new single berth Home-Port Terminal has been designed by BBA for mega-ships. More than 500 guests participated of the gala and related events.

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2016 Jul

ORNARE’s 10Y Celebration

BBA participates of ORNARE’s 10 year anniversary celebration

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2016 May

Madrid’s ABC’s Newspaper Quote

Gustavo Berenblum quoted in Madrid’s ABC’s newspaper regarding Zaha Hadid’s passing.

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2016 Apr

Acontecer Marítimo Article

Del Acontecer Marítimo – La estación de cruceros contribuirá a la unión del puerto y la ciudad de Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

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2016 Apr

Correo Marítimo Quote

El Correo Marítimo – G.Berenblum: “La estación de cruceros respetará la relación de la ciudad con el mar y ayudará a su integración”.

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2016 Mar

CIJ Journal Article

CIJ Journal – Berenblum Busch Architecture Designing New Seaboard Marine Offices

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2016 Mar

Tenerife Cruise Terminal featured in AM

BBA’s Tenerife Cruise Terminal featured in AM (Arquitectura y Madera) Magazine.

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2016 Mar

Curbed Miami

Curbed Miami – Modern Beauty Coming Soon to Hibiscus Island for $7M

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2016 Mar

Residence on Hibiscus Island Announcement

BBA Announces Luxury Residence on Hibiscus Island

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2016 Mar

AIA Miami Wynwood Office Crawl

BBA to host AIA Miami Wynwood Office Crawl .

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2016 Mar

AIA Women’s History Month Celebration

Principal Claudia Busch to speak at AIA Women’s History Month Celebration.

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2016 Mar

FIU Eco Couture Recycling Fashion

BBA sponsors 3rd Annual Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show at FIU

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2016 Feb

Annual Alumni Forum Announcement

Gustavo Berenblum, Co-Chair of Columbia University’s GSAPP announces annual Alumni Forum

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2016 Jan

Feature article Architect Magazine

Architect Magazine – Feature article on Beauty Academy

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2016 Jan

ULI Architecture and Culture Panel

BBA Principal and FIU Professor Claudia Busch to speak at “ULI Architecture and Culture” panel in Wynwood

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