Berkowitz Foundation Set To Unveil New Building Next Week

Berkowitz Contemporary Foundation is set to unveil plans for a new art space on Biscayne Boulevard next week, according to The Big Bubble Miami.

The design of the new collection space will be unveiled during Miami Art Week. Berkowitz spent the past year working on the plans.

Architect Rene Gonzalez is designing the new building, replacing Arquitectonica. Engineer Bliss & Nyitray wrote earlier this year on Twitter that the structure would be four stories, but later deleted the Tweet.

All of the building will be devoted to art, and Bruce Berkowitz’s Fairholme Fund won’t be operating from there, Big Bubble wrote.

 

 

The site, now fenced off:

The old design by Arquitectonica:

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Transplant
3 years ago

Will complement the area nicely!

Miami needs to avoid turning every neighborhood with character into generic residential. We need residential but save the generic!

Anonymous
3 years ago

You mean less Melo!

Anonymous
3 years ago

What apartment projects do you have planned for this area?

Transplant
3 years ago

Melo is fine for now. Especially because they’re building in a desolate neighborhood at the moment.

If they were building those uglyish projects along the water or Biscayne Blvd or even 2nd Ave, I’d be less thrilled about Melo. But even then, at least the prices are decent and increase density in the Miami core.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Mix projects is good….. specially in that area , will increase diversity

Anonymous
3 years ago

I love Biscayne Blvd starting from Arsht and all the way north to 79th St. Fantastic thruway.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Do you know what a thruway is? That’s not a good thing for this area… It’s not a highway.

Biscayne needs light rail at grade in this area.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Creating the stupid MiMo District was a mistake followed by the stupid 35 FT Height restriction which made it even more difficult to redevelop it.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Surpassing the original design is a tall order. Good luck. Hope they manage it.

suomynona
3 years ago

Sarcasm, right?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Looking at Rene Gonzalez’s work, it’s a bunch of damn boxes, so even Arquitectonica might have done something relatively decent here.

Anonymous
3 years ago

“Bunch of Boxes”
Hard to take anyone serious with such statement.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Boxes of concrete and glass like typical spec house McMansions. He claims his inspiration from nature, which is funny as everything about his architecture goes against it. Museums should look as appealing as their exhibits, not a bomb bunker.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Save those beautiful trees!

suomynona
3 years ago

How?

Anonymous
3 years ago

THOSE GROWN FICUS TREES WOULD BE GREAT IF MOVED TO MUSEUM PARK OR LEFT AS PART OF THE NEW DESIGN. Let’s HOPE THEY LOOK AT THEM AS AN ASSET AND NOT AS SOMETHING TO GET RID OFF.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Can’t wait

Anonymous
3 years ago

Love it.. Biscayne corridor, Edgewater, Design Disctict, are getting some of Miami’s most notable restaurants, bars, fashion boutiques, and hotels. The neighborhood is transforming.. art galleries, museums, cultural organizations, and educational institutions.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Hope they move those mature trees to Museum park, that park still needs large trees.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Forget about the museum. They should save those beautiful ficus trees and make a beautiful city park.

Anonymous
3 years ago

What, Museum and Bayfront Park ain’t good enough for you?

Anonymous
3 years ago

I prefer my parks with trees

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
3 years ago

Shut up about the parks. We have enough goddamn parks already!

Anonymous
3 years ago

YAY no Arquitectonica!!!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Another museum. Yaaawwwnnnn………

Anonymous
3 years ago

We need MORE museums actually, and theaters and other kind of artistic and cultural venues.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yeah man, that’ll really make Miami more exciting… boy you people are boring….

Wolfgang731
3 years ago

Like most people with a myopic view of the world, you have naturally confused what is important with what is impressive.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Um yeah, sure.. tell that to the taxpayers of Miami who had to bailout the “very important” Adrienne Arsht Center for years!

Anonymous
3 years ago

DeSantis Jr. Get the fact right,
1-Guess why the name was changed to Arsht from Carnival Center.
2-I rather use taxpayers money to build a Theatre than to build another highway approved by the Plantain Head Miami Dade Mayor.

Anonymous
3 years ago

“DeSantis Jr,” how adorable. Better than Gillum Jr. ever.

Gene
3 years ago

You might want to visit a museum once in awhile and turn off the video games.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Born in Miami, haven’t lived there in thirty years but I come home sometimes three times a year. Never been or never have been interested in going to a museum when I come home. I leave going to museums to people like you who prefer a nice quiet boring life.

Anonymous
3 years ago

That’s ok.. something for everyone.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yeah, another museum.. woo hoo, how exciting! Geezzz… can’t these people think of something else? Hey Jorge Perez, where ya at?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Lack of Museums in Cities tend to foster Mindless Citizens.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yeah, because museums are really going to improve the intelligence of Miami citizens and that’ll show those Fortune 500 companies how serious this city is and why they should start relocating here.

Miami need to import more smart people like you.

Gene
3 years ago

We have plenty of those types already. It must be the heat and humidity…….

Anonymous
3 years ago

He’s in the mountains of Italy but once he has cell service he’ll respond to you.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Well somebody better tell him another museum is trying encroach near his territory.

Anonymous
3 years ago

What would you propose, another giant outlet mall out west?

Anonymous
3 years ago

?

Anonymous
3 years ago

What you want, more fast food restaurants and auto part stores???

Anonymous
3 years ago

Same clowns that get hyped over Skyrise having bungee jumping, don’t like museums? Move to Orlando

Anonymous
3 years ago

Sorry but I’m not another stiff like you who can their rocks off by going to another museum. People like you can stand still for three hours and that’ll be all the fun you need for the week.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Look Kid, I suggest you visit a museum ASAP! You obviously have have never been in one and you have the wrong idea about them and what happens inside..Give your self a chance and try to Mature while you are at it.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Let’s see. Miami has the – Perez Art Museum, History Miami Museum, The Bass Miami Beach, Vizcaya Museum, The Children’s Museum,

Anonymous
3 years ago

Redone:

Let’s see. Miami has – The Perez Art Museum, History Miami Museum, The Bass Miami Beach, Vizcaya Museum, The Children’s Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Wolfsonian Miami Beach, the brand new Miami Museum of Science, Lowe’s Art Museum, de la Cruz (which is basically a Museum), Museum of Art and Design, Haitian Heritage Museum, Bay of Pigs Museum, and there is even more like the weird “Burger Museum.”

Yet, Miami ranks dead last compared to any large city in the U.S.A when it comes to the average income of it’s citizens and affordable rent. But I should be excited about another Museum? Yeah, I should strive to be selfishly “Mature” like you and thank God we have museums and celebrate the announcement of another one and say to the people scuffling to get by, “so, that’s your problem, just go to a museum and you’ll feel and do better in life!” Sorry, but I’m just not that tunnel visioned and narrow minded.

Anonymous
3 years ago

This is a Project Financed by the Owner to be built on his private land, it has noting to do with the city or its politics or rankings. You should call your local commissioner and let them know how you feel and what you can do to fix it.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I think you need to take a reading comprehension class.