‘miamilift’, the 2013 dawntown landmark miami competition winning proposal by dror
all images courtesy of dror
the theme this year looked at how cities have come to be identified by individual structures within them,
with a brief that invited creatives develop a new symbol for the coastal city–an architectural feature which stands out while also contributing
to the image the miami currently projects.
the new york-based studio’s winning proposal ‘miamilift’ draws on the popularity of the metropolis as a holiday getaway,
known for its abundant number of beaches, thriving mix of cultures, as well as its port location, making it a prime cruise docking point.
dror’s design has been conceived as triangular-shaped volume which appears as if it is being peeled away from the ground,
lifted above the water’s edge. his scheme includes a number of programs including retail, restaurant and café, theater, media library and exhibition space,
all of which will offer panoramic views of the city and atlantic ocean.
the volume appears as if it is rising out of the ocean
a visualization of what the landmark would look like in the context of the miami skyline
a view from above