NEW Miami Beach Convention Center Site "Concept" by: OMA (South Beach ACE) []

NEW Miami Beach Convention Center Site "Concept" by: OMA (South Beach ACE). Featured @ RJO Ventures, Inc.

Published on May 16, 2013
OMA is working alongside property developers Tishman and UIA, architects TVSdesign and landscape architects MMVA and Raymond Jungles, who together form a team called South Beach ACE.

Sitting on 52 acres within the vibrant and unique community that is Miami Beach, an outdated convention centre acts as an urban blockade -- inactive when conventions are not in town, disruptive to adjoining neighborhoods and inhibiting connections to Lincoln Road and surrounding communities. Our masterplan resolves each of these issues through a series of ingenious yet simple moves:

» We conceptually rotate the convention center, reorienting the site to allow for east-west neighbourhood connectivity and a southerly orientation for both convention centre and hotel guests

» We concentrate the density at the centre of the site and make the revamped convention centre and its meeting and ballroom space contiguous with the hotel -- a feature that meeting planners love

» We re-imagine the area's existing assets: the Jackie Gleason Theater, the Carl Fisher Clubhouse, City Hall, the 17th Street Garage and 17th Street itself are all maintained and transformed to better engage their surroundings while keeping the character of Miami Beach

» We fill the rest of the site with public amenities and programmed uses appropriate to activate the space 7 days a week, 365 days a year

In short, our plan upgrades the convention centre into a best-in-class facility and weaves the entire convention centre site into the fabric of Miami Beach. It will feel both new and like it was always there.

Directed by: Danny Forster


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