At Brickell City Centre, Climate Ribbon Will Be Extended To 80-Story Tower

Brickell City Centre’s developers are planning to bring the Climate Ribbon to the second phase of the project.

Paris-based architect Hugh Dutton told the FT that he is now working on plans to extend the ribbon alongside the 80-story tower planned by Swire Properties on Brickell Avenue.

Dutton declared the $30 million first phase of the ribbon to be a success. The canopy lowers temperatures by an average of 7 degrees (Celsius), withstood a hurricane, and the shops underneath are doing well, he said.

The climate ribbon is designed to protect shoppers from sun and rain, harness predictable trade winds off Biscayne Bay to keep them cool, while also collecting rainwater.

 

an older rendering:

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Anonymous

BCC is a success.. and a beauty! Keep it going Swire.

Anonymous

And remember, the place is still waiting for the residents of 1010, Panorama, SLS Lux, Brickell Heights, Solitair, plus some patrons from the new hotels built or being built right now.

Anonymous

Go Swire! Build the damn thing already.

marc

Now for the next question, when is the second phase beginning?

Anonymous

Please build an office tower with a Hotel on top, just like in Tokyo or Hong Kong!

Anonymous

Miami is the only city building a multi purpose tower and putting hotels on the lower levels

Anonymous

Can we start construction already?

wow

make it climb the building, a 80 story tall ribbon facade

Oscar

Surprised the climate ribbon lowers the temp by just 7º. Canopy trees typically lower surface temperature by as much as 25º and I’ve always found the temperature in BCC to be comfortable.

Anonymous

That’s crazy. Seven degrees means it’ll be mid-80’s there in the dog days of summer?

Anonymous

7 celsius not Fahrenheit

Anonymous

Evaporative cooling

Anonymous

It says in the article that it lowers the temperature by 7 degrees Celsius, which is about 13 degrees Fahrenheit. The average high temp in the summer in Brickell is about 87F so it would be about 74F with the climate ribbon at the hottest times of the year.

Anonymous

It’s a great amenity but it is not 74 degrees in BCC in summer.

Anonymous

i love the climate ribbon but has anybody looked up and noticed how dirty it is lately? they need to clean that up! it screams cheap from such a sophisticated mall.

Anonymous

Looks like it will cover the Metromover tracks. Muy cool.

Anonymous

I hope its nearly all office space

Anonymous

Haven’t been there yet but I’m wondering how will they keep this thing clean? I think I would have went with a darker color so it won’t be so noticeable. Can you imagine how much dust it’s going to collect over time and cleaning that thing will take just as much time as it took to put it up. Either way it’s a pretty awesome idea and it looks great. The only ribbon of its kind in the world right here in Miami!

Anonymous

So with extra details coming out, maybe we will get a better looking tower to be built, with curves, angles, a crown, and/or a spire? A glass box with a hole in it doesn’t cut it for the tallest.