Berkowitz Contemporary Foundation On Biscayne Boulevard Is Now In Construction Permitting

The Berkowitz Contemporary Foundation (also known as the Fairholme Museum) planned near downtown Miami is now winding its way through the construction permitting process.

Yesterday, architect Rene Gonzalez wrote on Instagram that he was looking forward to seeing construction of the museum begin soon.

It doesn’t appear that groundbreaking will take place during Art Basel, although work could begin soon after that.  Last year, Berkowitz said work was planned to begin work in early 2020.

City records show that a construction permit was applied for in August. There doesn’t appear to be any tree permit pending however, and multiple trees remain on the property.

In total, 49,199 square feet of space will be built at a cost of $19,625,166, the permit states.

Richard Serra’s Passage of Time sculpture is planned to be housed within the new building, Gonzalez wrote.

 

 

 

The site, now fenced off:

 

 

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EJS
1 year ago

Wow. That is one fugly building. Brutalism can be done well but this one doesn’t cut it. Just sayin’.

Anonymous
1 year ago

yeah and not even built a couple feet off the ground for sea level rise. so lame . .. no planning in this city for the future – cause miami is not world class and a banana republic

Anonymous
1 year ago

Almost resemble a coffin.

Anonymous
1 year ago

This project is getting so ridiculous. Every Art Basel they make some announcement just to get PR for an otherwise painfully slow personally funded, personally leased space. Just build the damn thing or sell the land.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Another + for Edgewater neighborhood.. Miami culture winning!

Anonymous
1 year ago

LOL

Anonymous
1 year ago

Building should have more glass in the design.
The design may be unique, but the lack of more glass makes it look more from the 70s and 80s and not 2020 Miami.

Anonymous
1 year ago

art spaces need to control lighting.

Anonymous
1 year ago

and temperature

Anonymous
1 year ago

Mechanical equipment can provide.

Anonymous
1 year ago

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Anonymous
1 year ago

This project was proposed when this website was called Ex Miami

Anonymous
1 year ago

Sand Crawler!

Anonymous
1 year ago

lmao I thought the same

Anonymous
1 year ago

I thought that proposal was shot down by Miami’s Urban Design Review Board?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Just the design. Unfortunately as the original design was more compelling and would have aged better as a recognized landmark. IMO.

Anonymous
1 year ago

You mean the Arquitectonica box? Both suck.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Que Serra, Serra, whatever will be, will be.

Anonymous
1 year ago

lol. I see what you did there

Anonymous
1 year ago

Great to see this project moving forward! Much needed meaningful architecture on Biscayne Boulevard.

Anonymous
1 year ago

mEaNinGfUL

Anonymous
1 year ago

What about those historic beautifully trees,where they going to do the Berkowitz museum on biscayne they have to keep them please

Anonymous
1 year ago

This would make a great nightclub.

Anonymous
1 year ago

It looks like a coach whistle…

Anonymous
1 year ago

Art Basel weekend.. Miami Winning!

La Mala
1 year ago

MegaMind has finally pulled the trigger on this, about time!

Anonymous
1 year ago

eyesore bldg

Anonymous
1 year ago

Here we go again. I’ll hold my breath on that one. ???

Anonymous
1 year ago

Bleacher seating is so passé (and not ADA friendly).