Architect NBWW’s Alternative Design For Starwood’s Miami Beach HQ Site

Starwood Capital Group broke ground late last year on a new headquarters building in Miami Beach, and it appears that there was one other design proposal contemplated for the site.

The possible entrant appears to have come from Miami architect NBWW.

In an Instagram post, the architect shared its alternative design for the site.

The design that is being built was created by architect Gensler.

It will include 136,342 square feet of class A office space in six stories. It is Miami Beach’s first ever class A office building, according to Gensler, and the city’s first new corporate office building in more than 20 years.

Gensler’s design includes a paseo lined with shops and restaurants will include 8,088 square feet of retail space. Flowing waterfalls will be built next to a walkway.

A garage with 305 parking spaces is also part of the plans.

NBWW’s design also included a paseo. Here is a description from the architect:

This whimsical design for an office building on Miami Beach remains one of our favorites! The very idea of an office building in SoBe is a rare occurrence, and we wanted to make this one of the most dynamic and free-flowing corporate spaces we would ever design. The urban conditions and location influenced the sculpting of the massing, which is purposefully carved to create an internal courtyard that allows light and air to filter in through the center of the building.

Gensler’s winning design: