Architectural Wonderland: Design District Expansion Now Open

A major expansion of Miami’s Design District is now open, just in time for Art Basel.

With the latest expansion, the district is essentially doubling in size.

By the end of 2018, there will be a total of 120 shops and 15 eateries, and a hotel is expected to be announced soon.

Sales and foot traffic have grown 50 percent every month since June, with the exception of September due to Hurricane Irma, Craig Robins told The Real Deal.

One of the most anticipated additions to the neighborhood is the Institute of Contemporary Art museum, which celebrated opening this weekend.

Dacra, LVMH’s L Real Estate, General Growth Properties and Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp are the major investors in the Design District project.


Paradise Plaza which will feature four Joel Robuchon restaurants, along with Brad Kilgore’s Ember and Kaido:

Bark-covered Christian Loboutin:

Rag & Bone:

Museum Garage under construction.  It will feature five different facades:

Tesla showroom opening soon:

ABC Kitchen by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten:

ICA Miami museum: