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

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

Anonymous

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

Almost resemble a coffin.

Anonymous

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

Another + for Edgewater neighborhood.. Miami culture winning!

Anonymous

LOL

Anonymous

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

art spaces need to control lighting.

Anonymous

and temperature

Anonymous

Mechanical equipment can provide.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

This project was proposed when this website was called Ex Miami

Anonymous

Sand Crawler!

Anonymous

lmao I thought the same

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

You mean the Arquitectonica box? Both suck.

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

lol. I see what you did there

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

mEaNinGfUL

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

This would make a great nightclub.

Anonymous

It looks like a coach whistle…

Anonymous

Art Basel weekend.. Miami Winning!

La Mala

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

Anonymous

eyesore bldg

Anonymous

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

Anonymous

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