sou fujimoto to realize miami design district building façade
sou fujimoto to realize miami design district building façade sou fujimoto to realize miami design district building façade
sep 26, 2013

sou fujimoto to realize miami design district building façade

sou fujimoto to realize miami design district building façade
images courtesy of sou fujimoto / miami design district




sou fujimoto has been commissioned to realize a façade for a more than 17,000+ square-foot mixed-use retail building in the miami design district‘s palm court. the japanese architect’s scheme is an exterior shell that is set to wrap the entirety of the venue’s two-storey arcades, creating a pedestrian gallery composed of vertical glass panels in hues of blue, that refer to the frequent aquatic activity, such as hurricanes, that the coastal city is prone to experiencing. in its entirety, fujimoto’s design is a visual metaphor of a waterfall, and will bring lightness and dynamism to the solid rectilinear architecture of the structure.


the luxury retail development is an initiative of dacra president craig robins and is projected for completion in 2014.

fins of glass panels will create a pedestrian arcade that visually references a waterfall

  • looks like good hurricane resistant stuff

    dbkii says:
  • Pretty sure the lack of shade is going to keep people from enjoying this. Would the glass intensify the sun underneath this as well or is that completely wrong?

    Jesus says:
  • Look and feel , good design .But people faces haveing lack of shade

    sean says:

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