The Putting ClubMiami, Florida
- Year: 2012
- Location: Miami, Florida
- Status: Complete
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 Miami-Dade County and for the Commissioner serving Wynwood. 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 the street art (murals) that have become a tourist destination. In keeping with the neighborhood and to diminish the building mass, the last floor is set-back and a large terrace fronts 29th Street. 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. The ground floor is composed of retail spaces and a café along with the building entrance lobby. A glass storefront lines 29thStreet that is generously set-back of the sidewalk to create additional space for outdoor events to happen. The upper floors have offices and a children education center.
Mana Fifth Ave. is a large-scale mix-use innovative project meant to kick-start the revitalization of Wynwood’s western edge. The primary tenant is an artist-driven beauty brands company that creates top-tier beauty products (LBP). Occupying the majority of the 243,000 sf nine-story building, it will bring to Wynwood a dynamic mix of office, education spaces, auditoriums, hotels, restaurants, and retail. MANA production studios will occupy the top floor, and the ground level will add a pool deck and outdoor terrace. The design is inspired by the industrial and chaotic nature of the neighborhood with its urban-scale murals, one-story warehouses, and dense fabric. Architecturally, each façade responds to its context differently, and the building steps back on fifth avenue to reduce its presence on the street and its immediate surroundings.
The 200,000sf multistory project is design for two major tenants and it will constitute, once finish, the new cornerstone for the Wynwood Arts District, helping to revitalize its core and surrounding area.
BBA is proving architecture and interior design services for shell as well as tenant fit-out. The building is targeted for Silver LEED Certification and it entails the adaptive reuse of a derelict large scale storage facility. The mix-use project will include on the ground level retail spaces, a formal restaurant, cafeteria, bar, outdoor pool deck, lounge, speakeasy, a barbershop and lobby. The upper floors include flex office space, corporate headquarters, 40 room hotel, auditorium and learning spaces, atelier as well as roof terraces and a ballroom. The architecture design draws inspiration from Wynwood’s massive art murals and its industrial heritage.
The project, developed by Mapton Holdings, comprises of the adaptive reuse and substantial expansion of an existing building in the Wynwood Arts District. The Puerto Rican Community has a rich history in the ‘Boricua’ Wynwood neighborhood, now they will have a place of their own, just like other minorities. The project will include: artist studios, a café, community spaces, offices and parking totaling approximately 49,000sf on three levels in a contemporary designed building that will activate the south edge of NW 2nd Avenue.
Located in the Bass Museum neighborhood, and behind the Library and Ballet buildings, the project unifies two sites that are separated by a street. In a joint venture with Zaha Hadid Architects, the $22.5 million building includes 17,000-square-feet of retail areas, 480 parking structure, public plaza for events, weekend food markets or exterior movie projections, the existing street is closed to cars and the new pedestrian corridor will link the Complex with the Bass Museum Park. The project is targeted for LEED SILVER certification.
Recognizing the impact of high volumes of visitors to the Miami Beach area and the ensuing difficulties for Miami Beach residents, the city commissioned several studies for how to improve infrastructure and resident mobility. One of the conclusions was to provide additional parking both strategically and creatively. A site for a parking garage was selected adjacent to Collins Park.
The Collins Park area includes a park and a number of cultural buildings, as well as important pedestrian and urban links in Miami Beach. A parking structure here must deliver more than a purely functional parking garage; the architecture must participate in and enhance the surrounding context.