SOM presents plans for a multimodal transport hub in miami
 
SOM presents plans for a multimodal transport hub in miami SOM presents plans for a multimodal transport hub in miami
may 30, 2014

SOM presents plans for a multimodal transport hub in miami

SOM presents plans for a multimodal transport hub in miami
rendering courtesy SOM / © SOM

 

 

 

plans have been unveiled for a multimodal transport hub to be built in miami, designed by global architecture firm skidmore, owings & merrill (SOM). the large scale infrastructure will transform florida’s transportation landscape with additional passenger stations at fort lauderdale and west palm beach also set to be constructed by SOM. local practice zyscovich architects is serving as the project’s associate architect and planner.

skidmore, owings & merrill som miami station all aboard florida designboom
the terminal is elevated 50 feet above street level, with retail outlets positioned below
rendering courtesy SOM / © SOM

 

 

 

the hub is part of a larger rail project entitled ‘all aboard florida‘, connecting miami to orlando, and offering the region’s residents and visitors vastly improved train links. once passenger services begin in late 2016, the scheme will eliminate more than three million car journeys each year.

skidmore, owings & merrill som miami station all aboard florida designboom
once passenger services begin in late 2016, the scheme will eliminate more than three million car journeys each year
rendering courtesy SOM / © SOM

 

 

 

located in densely populated downtown miami, the primary terminal is elevated 50 feet above street level. retail outlets are positioned beneath the glazed structure, offering a variety of places to meet, shop and eat. the lifted nature of the design also means that roadside properties remain leasable, and that routes below stay open to traffic.

skidmore, owings & merrill som miami station all aboard florida designboom
the project offers a variety of places to meet, shop and eat
rendering courtesy SOM / © SOM

 

 

 

‘this project is a true celebration of the power and potential of transit-oriented development,’ explained roger duffy, design partner at SOM. ‘we are excited to continue working with all aboard florida to realize this vibrant infrastructural undertaking, unparalleled in its scope, scale, and vision.’

skidmore, owings & merrill som miami station all aboard florida designboom
aerial view of the downtown miami site
rendering courtesy SOM / © SOM

 

 

 

‘an estimated 12 million travelers will benefit from the miami station,’ commented michael reininger, president and chief development officer at all aboard florida. ‘all aboard florida provides a fast and convenient transit alternative for this growing demand and need, while integrating transportation infrastructure with mixed use development to serve as a catalyst for transformation and economic vitality in a city that is quickly becoming a model for urban living today.’

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    architecture news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    491,075 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample