zaha hadid: collins park garage, miami
zaha hadid: collins park garage, miami zaha hadid: collins park garage, miami
feb 16, 2013

zaha hadid: collins park garage, miami

‘miami beach parking garage’ by zaha hadid, miami beach, florida all images courtesy of zaha hadid architects




london-based zaha hadid architects have designed the ‘miami beach parking garage’, the next structure to join the cities growing collection of parking structures. situated within the collins park neighborhood, the facility will service the area’s major buildings including the miami beach convention center, lincoln road mall, bass museum, city library, nearby luxury hotels  and the recently completed new world center by los angeles-based architect frank gehry.


tilted floor plates formed from the playful layering of the spiraling ramps creates unique vantage points when viewed from different angles. the appearance is a manipulation of the inherent components needed for building function. the intent is to bring the street experience inward, generating a lively urban space.


see designboom’s coverage of 1111 lincoln road, a completed parking building for the city by swiss architects herzog & de meuron, here.



street-side facade




‘I’ve always been fascinated by parking garages, for a long time, I’ve been researching how to bring the street into a building and make that into an urban space. our preliminary sketches explored what a parking garage can become by simply manipulating the building components inherent to the building type.  these sketches progressed naturally into an expressed, continuous vehicular circulation path which suits its purpose, yet provides a unique experience and even a degree of fun for the user; a reflection of the city’s aspirations to create an environment that looks beyond established utilitarian conventions.’ zaha hadid



transverse promenade





street view



interior view of parking ramps




circulation diagram



plan perspective of lower program



exploded axonometric



section perspective of parking areas

  • This is absolutely lovely and it looks like a heck of a lot of fun just to park my car. I would probably drive around in it for a while before settling down to a space.
    I may be cheap but is this seems to be a lot of money to spend on a parking structure. I wonder what it would have cost to put something underground and build apartments into this proposed parking structure?

    Ron Smith says:

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