Miami Beach City Center Redevelopment Project

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Miami Beach City Center Redevelopment Project | Notes of Interest

Opened in January 2011, the 5.86-acre Miami Beach City Center Redevelopment project consits of New World Center, an innovative facility for music education and performance with state-of-the-art technical capabilities; Miami Beach SoundScape, an adjacent 2.5-acre public park and event space; and a 556-space municipal parking structure.

The project is located on two city blocks previously used as surface parking lots. New World Center is a unique performance, education, production, and creative space with state-of-the-art capabilities, owned and operated by the New World Symphony (NWS). A global hub for creative expression and collaboration, and a laboratory for the ways music is taught, presented and experienced, the building enables NWS to continue its role as a leader in integrating technology with music education and concert presentation. It is used by NWS for educational, concert, and broadcast activities. he building features a giant, 7,000-square-foot projection wall used for outdoor presentations to audiences in the adjacent park, complemented by an immersive audio system in the outdoor viewing area.

Miami Beach SoundScape is a multi-use park that serves as an urban oasis and a gathering place for cultural and special events. It is a unified expression of passive recreation, pleasure and culture – a space that supports a multitude of day and night uses that, combined with New World Center’s expansive projection wall, marries music, design, landscape and community.

Additional Credit

Acoustical: Nagata Acoustics America, Inc
Consultants: Acoustic Dimensions; Prosound and Video; Sonitus, LLC; Theatre Projects Consultants
Engineer: Coastal Systems International;Cosentini Associates; Douglas Wood Associates; Gilsanz, Murray,
          Steficek, LLP; Kimley Horn and Associates, Inc
General Contractor: Facchina Construction of Florida, LLC
Landscape Architect: Raymond Jungles Associates; Rosenberg Gardner Design
Lighting Design: LAM Partners, Inc.
Seating: Poltrona Frau

Photo Credit

© Gehry Partners, LLP
© West 8 New York
© Emilio Collavino
© WorldRedEye
© Claudia Uribe

Miami Beach City Center Redevelopment Project

Jury Comments

Compelled with this small project with big impact, the building and its public park space has developed an extremely vital and dynamic cultural space within the city.

The inventive use of cultural programming by the symphony hall; the outdoor concert projections in the park, have made culture accessible to everyone.

The project makes good use of existing buildings and creates a strong connection back to the city, energizing and activating Miami Beach.

2012 Institute Honor Awards for Regional and Urban Design Jury

  • Bruce Lindsey, AIA, Chair
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • St. Louis
  • Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, AIA
  • Catherine Seavitt Studio
  • New York City
  • Martha Welborne, FAIA
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Los Angeles

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