‘Cutting Edge’ Miami Produce Center Will Include Linear Buildings Floating Above Spaces For Artists, Brewers

Robert Wennett’s Miami Produce Center LLC submitted plans to Miami’s Urban Development Review Board last week, revealing more details of a plan to remake the Allapattah neighborhood.

Architect Bjarke Ingels’ vision includes a stack of linear building rising above restored warehouses in the site, which will be repurposed for use by artisans, brewers, light manufacturers, and other producers.

At the ground level, the restored warehouses will include retail, restaurant and other amenities surrounding remade “vibrant” pedestrian and public areas. A direct connection to the Santa Clara Metrorail station will be included, with signage and other design elements encouraging use of public transit.

Above the restored warehouses, a series of “floating” vertical structures will include residential, hotel, co-working offices, urban farming, and educational components.  On top of each building, programmed roofscapes are being designed to extend the public realm vertically and capture views of downtown Miami.

The UDRB is scheduled to review the proposal on October 17.

 

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Anonymous

this is the most interesting project happening in Miami, hands down.

Anonymous

Would be a stand out project anywhere in the world, even in BIG’s own Copenhagen. Hope it attracts similar projects. Miami needs to aim higher than the same old concrete block stucco boxes.

Anonymous

Looks like BI went to Toronto and saw and was “inspired” by Bill Alsop’s Sharp Center of OCAD University…

Anonymous

Amazing project!!!

Luchiano Montero

One word: A-M-A-Z-I-N-G ❤️

AndrewN

Fantastic building. Great transit oriented development.

Polo

Love these towers with their long bird legs. They look like aliens from a science fiction movie.

Anonymous

We need more developers with this type of vision!!! Rare to see a Developer that can see beyond personal profits. This one project will mean more for Miami than the 20 project from the other local developers building Luxury towers….

Anonymous

this is a vision!!!

Anonymous

Anyone notice the person on the giant swing in the last rendering. Interesting…

Anonymous

Jaja!!! It’s probably a window cleaning person … if he swings back too hard he might be hit by a passing car
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A. Nonymous

Cool architecture and whimsy, gets my vote.

Anonymous

I love this project. I think Robert Wennett is great and 1111 Lincoln was a transformative project (and he made a killing on it–although, candidly a lot of that was buying a block of Lincoln Road in 2005 and selling it 12 years later). But what’s the play here? There’s no neighborhood here; the idea, I guess, is Wynwood’s funk is getting priced out of that neighborhood and is moving to Allapattah. But they’re moving west because it’s cheaper and the development costs on this are going to necessitate it’s unaffordable for those tenants. So I don’t see how Wennett develops this in the next 10 years as envisioned, until and unless there really is a wholesale move of Wynwood to this neighborhood. Therefore, I’m putting it very much in the flipper category for now. Prove me wrong, Wennett.

Anonymous

it’s better as a produce hub not a “light manufacture” and hippie hang out

Anonymous

Go out there and buy the land and start a produce center. Don’t tell people what they should do with their property.

Anonymous

“Hippies?” I thought that fad disappeared in the early 1970’s?

peej

They’re definitely still with us…Phish’s fall tour starts tonight!

Anonymous

Hippies, hipsters. Same thing, different packaging.

A. Nonymous

Not at all the same.

Anonymous

There’s no way the design of those “floating” vertical structures get approved because they would be a nightmare in the eyes of the Fire Department.

Anonymous

Leave that to the professionals!

Anonymous

That is whom I’m referring to, “Professional Fire Fighters.” If I were a firefighter responding to a fire in vertical structures such as these, I know people wouldn’t be able to blame me and my crew for the time it would take to get to them.

Anonymous

How do you reach the 50th floor of a other tower in Brickell?

Anonymous

By multiple entry ways. These buildings are on stilts and your options for getting to the top of them during a fire is extremely limited.

Anonymous

Geeeez I’m sure it will be built according to codes!

A. Nonymous

Fire department uses stairs and elevators for high rise fires. I’m sure this project will have both.