BIG elevates residential blocks on stilts for planned miami development

BIG elevates residential blocks on stilts for planned miami development

bjarke ingels group (BIG) has revealed plans to build a mixed-use complex in miami’s allapattah neighborhood. the proposal, dubbed ‘miami produce’, will comprise eight buildings that contain a mix of residential, office, hotel, school, retail, and parking. plans have been filed for the ambitious development, which would be located at northwest 21st and 22nd streets, and between northwest 13th and 12th avenues.

BIG miami produce center
all images courtesy of bjarke ingels group



BIG intends to activate the site through a number of different programs, including urban farming, restaurants, storefronts, co-working offices, co-living apartments, and educational programming. at ground level, a series of existing warehouses will be restored to create a vibrant destination. between the warehouses, three public spaces will exhibit a variety of lush landscapes that create diverse microclimates and allow the buildings’ programs to extend outdoors.

BIG miami produce center
the mixed-use complex is planned for miami’s allapattah neighborhood



‘a stack of linear buildings will float above the existing warehouses, generating a large urban courtyard at the center while forming gateways that open to the surrounding context,’ explain the architects. ‘on top of each building, programmed ‘roofscapes’ extend the public realm vertically and capture stunning views of downtown miami and surrounding neighborhoods.’

BIG miami produce center
the proposal comprises eight buildings that contain a mix of programming



it has been a busy week for bjarke ingels group, who recently unveiled its first skyscraper and is hoping to build another in melbourne. see designboom’s ever-expanding archive of BIG projects here.

BIG miami produce center
at ground level, a series of existing warehouses will be restored and re-programmed

BIG miami produce center
public spaces will exhibit a variety of lush landscapes

BIG miami produce center
underground parking is also included

BIG miami produce center
the various spaces will be capable of accommodating a variety of programs

BIG miami produce center
an aerial view of the mixed-use complex



project info:


name: miami produce
program: housing
status: in progress
size: 125,000 sqm / 1,345,489 sqm
project type: commission
client: UIA management LLC
collaborators: kimley horn
location: miami, florida


project team:
partners-in-charge: bjarke ingels, agustin perez torres, thomas christoffersen
project leader: shane dalke
team: agne rapkeviciute, chris tron, emily chen, emine halefoglu, karolina bourou, kevin pham, kig veerasunthorn, manon otto, matthijs engele, phillip macdougall, siva sepehry nejad, terrence chew, tracy sodder, veronica acosta, xander shambaugh

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