‘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.