herzog & de meuron: miami art museum nears completion herzog & de meuron: miami art museum nears completion
feb 27, 2013

herzog & de meuron: miami art museum nears completion

‘miami art museum’ by herzog & de meuron, florida, united states
image © herzog & de meuron / courtesy of miami art museum



set to reopen in december 2013 as the perez art museum miami (PAMM), the highly anticipated miami art museum by renowned practice
herzog & de meuron will share a plaza with the new miami science museum (designed by grimshaw architects) in the museum park
master plan along the waterfront facing biscayne bay. the complex is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting modern art that represents miami’s
cultural diversity as well as educational and community functions. a permanent collection of art as part of a 40-million dollar donation
by collector jorge m. perez will be accompanied by various national and international top caliber temporary exhibits that are expected to
bring a new importance to the already successful art scene in miami.


densely-packed columns and green pergola canopy will create a vegetative microcosm with hanging gardens and a museum at its core that
together engage the public space in a more integrated communication with the civic exterior. the usual clear-cut threshold between museum
functions and the public realm is made a more transitional experience with planted chambers that gradually immerse visitors from warm to cool,
humid to dry, urban to art. this also creates an intermediate exterior space. arquitectonicaGEO, the landscape division of the avant-garde miami firm, and
botanist patrick blanc, known for his innovative lively vertical green walls, are working together to create a calculated veritable forest containing an
eclectically lush mix of plants that fill the spaces between the variety of exhibition halls.



a view of the lush greenery of the museum
image © arquitectonicaGEO



interstitial platforms between exhibit spaces
image © herzog & de meuron / courtesy of miami art museum



exhibit space
image © herzog & de meuron / courtesy of miami art museum



image © herzog & de meuron / courtesy of miami art museum



interior and exterior are blurred with hanging gardens 
image © herzog & de meuron / courtesy of miami art museum



view from the bay
image © herzog & de meuron / courtesy of miami art museum



image © herzog & de meuron


a model of the hanging gardens
image © arquitectonicaGEO



a mock up of the green tower
image © jeremy calleros gauger / arquitectonicaGEO



pillar grid
image © herzog & de meuron



image © herzog & de meuron



floating support spaces
image © herzog & de meuron



community and education initiatives
image © herzog & de meuron



ground plan  






project info:



project leaders: aaron podhurst/ chairman of the board of trustees; nedra oren/ chair, capital campaign; rose ellenmeyerhoff greene/
chair, facilities committee; thomas collins/ director.
design architects: jacques herzog, pierre de meuron, christine binswanger
executive architect: handel architects
project director: paratus group, new york

location: museum park, 1075 biscayne blvd. miami, florida
area program: 200,000 ft2
area interior: 120,000 ft2
area exterior: 80,000 ft2
green initiative:  planned for LEED silver
start date: january 2011
construction completion: summer 2013
open to public: december 2013
budget total: 220 million USD

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