SHoP + west 8 plan integrated innovation district for miami
 
SHoP + west 8 plan integrated innovation district for miami
may 29, 2015

SHoP + west 8 plan integrated innovation district for miami


SHoP + west 8 plan integrated innovation district for miami
image © SHoP architects

 

 

 

on an a four-block area in miami’s park west neighborhood, the team of SHoP architects, west 8, and developer michael simkins, is proposing a new special-use district that will provide the infrastructure for the future growth of the city’s creative technology industries. named the miami innovation district, the proposal illustrates a dense, walkable neighborhood that incorporates a range of technology-oriented urban facilities.

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an aerial image indicating the scale of the proposed project
image © SHoP architects

 

 

 

the entire district is conceived as an urban campus, an integrated complex of mutually-supportive programs including public amenities, targeted retail opportunities, indoor and outdoor spaces for community and campus gathering, performance and exhibition zones, a range of office environments, and a variety of bespoke residences. at the center of the plan, the miami innovation tower will form a distinctive presence on the skyline. importantly, the development is forecast to bring about significant benefits in terms of financial contributions, employment, and sustainable economic growth. the ‘miami innovation district’ is expected to receive full city approval later in 2015.

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a centrally positioned plaza helps connect the neighborhood
image © SHoP architects

shop architects miami innovation district west 8 concept florida designboom
the base of the ‘miami innovation tower’
image © SHoP architects

shop architects miami innovation district west 8 concept florida designboom
the structure forms a distinctive presence on the city’s skyline
image © SHoP architects

shop architects miami innovation district west 8 concept florida designboom
sketch illustrating the terraced levels of the miami innovation district

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the scheme is expected to receive full city approval later in 2015

 

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