Emilio and Gloria Estefan Downtown Miami Project: New Renderings

Renderings of a downtown Miami tower planned by Emilio and Gloria Estefan have appeared on the website of Fernando Romero EnterprisE, as pointed out to us by an astute reader (Romero is also designing the LAAM).

Earlier this year, the Estefans announced that they would be building a mixed-use project at 1400 NE 1 Ave, west of the School Board property. Melo Group is the only other developer that is active in the area.

The mixed-use project, called EE Miami, will be about 520,000 square feet. In addition to a Bongos, it will include apartments, office space, retail and restaurant use.

 

Emilio Estefan, one of the most important music producers of our time, invited FR-EE to design a new milestone in the very heart of the Arts & Entertainment District of Miami. After analyzing the context of the site, FR-EE proposed a creative design for the typology of the tower, in order to develop an iconic project in context with the new language of the city.

The design intends to be a metaphor of the city’s diversity. The building embodies it in the form of retail, services, amenities, offices and apartments, with the aim of celebrating Miami and stress the hallmarks: its diversity and its music. E. E. Miami includes everything necessary for daily life: shopping, restaurants, cafés, apartments, offices, parking lot and amenities. The changes in color (from light green fading into magenta as it ascends) and the height variations of the parapets (which can be used for advertising at the parking levels) give a dramatic dynamism to the façade.

 

PreviouslyEstefans Plan Hotel, Parking Garage & Bongos Near Arsht Center

 

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Anonymous
6 years ago

Looks like a weeding cake that someone stepped on it!!!

DR.VEGAS
6 years ago

I like it…very much.

Anonymous
6 years ago

Related also is doing 1400 Biscayne
Big sign is up already

Anonymous
6 years ago

Nice Fort Lauderdale skyline in the third rendering. I love a firm that does its homework.

Fredric
6 years ago

Well, this is a refreshing change. Not only a unique architectural design but also something else besides just yet another condo tower. I hope they can make a go of it and it starts rising out of the ground in due time.

Ed
6 years ago

Nice to see something unique, modern and that goes with the arts district and doesn’t tower over the performing arts center. This looks like 250-200 feet tall?

marc
6 years ago

I’d say its closer to 300′ as it looks easily be 25-30 stories.

Obviously
6 years ago

The performing arts center needn’t worry about some building towering over it, they should concentrate more on getting seats filled which will then ease the burden on taxpayers constantly having to prop that place up.

Edin Coralic
6 years ago

I agree…

Anonymous
6 years ago

This looks kinda ugly, tries to hard to be the herzog mueron garage look a like

XVS
6 years ago

It’s not bad, but I thought Estefans would build something sleeker and more dramatic.

Dany
6 years ago

I do not like it, there is too much going on. I hope they change it for something more Elegant and Memorable.

marc
6 years ago

I think it’s pretty memorable.

Tim
6 years ago

The second rendering shows the building sitting on Parcel B behind the AAA. I’m not a big fan of this building. Looks more like a first year architecture studio project to me.

Air Dry
6 years ago

Looks like the type of building where you’d expect to see people’s laundry hanging on the balcony. I’m not digging it all.

XVS
6 years ago

It sure does have some third world feel to it.