First Look At Arquitectonica’s Design For Game-Changing Block E At Worldcenter

Block E at Miami Worldcenter will surely be a transformational development for Park West.  Now, renderings of Arquitectonica’s design for the project have been obtained by TNM and published for the first time.

Located at 725 North Miami Avenue, the project will include condo units, rental units, and two hotels. Also included will be a small amount of retail and office space.

Two towers are proposed, one at 48 stories and the second at 37 stories. The project use breaks down at:

  • 897 residential units
  • 344 hotel rooms
  • 38,850 square feet of office space
  • 10,000 square feet of retail
  • 11,400 square feet of restaurant
  • 1,032 parking spaces

In total, 1,726,000 square feet of building area will be constructed. The tallest tower tops out at 504 feet.

Two developers, ZOM and Newgard Development, have been linked to the project. Miami’s UDRB is set to review the project later this month.

Details and renderings of at least one more Worldcenter block will be published by TNM shortly.

 

PreviouslyRevealed: Twin Tower Block E At Worldcenter Designed By Arquitectonica

 

 

 

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Anonymous

The renderings at ground level looks exciting. I’ve always envisioned an area like that in downtown where no cars are allowed. This is going to be a much anticipated area in downtown.

Anonymous

I actually really like this design.

Anonymous

Not a big fan of the buildings but I did like the rendering that shows all the skyscrapers.

Soon Miami will be the “next Manhattan”. Or at least I hope so.

Anonymous

I’ll say lower your expectations to more a realistic level, like say, Toronto.

Anonymous

Just imagine how it will look once both phases are done and the innovation district (keep your fingers crossed) gets built how this area will look. We will have a true downtown with attractions all around with more tourist and more business being conducted in our downtown. Miami is ready for this we have so many things to look forward to with a giant mall and theme a possible casino and observation tower Miami will be the city everyone wants to be apart of.

Anonymous

The other observation tower is possibly the ugliest project I have ever seen. And built blocking all other buildings view, and right next to our ever shrinking public park in downtown…

Anonymous

Keep casinos out of downtown. Let them stay in the crappier parts of town . You allow one and the flood gates will open and ruin the character this growing young city forever.

Anonymous

“Keep casinos out of downtown. Let them stay in the crappier parts of town”

You mean Miami right now has casinos in crappy parts of the city….where?

marc

Magic City Casino is the only one in the City of Miami that I can think of, isn’t a desirable neighborhood. I guess you can say all the other ones down here aren’t located in much better locations either like Hialeah, Miccosookee, and Mardi Gras.

Anonymous

The rendering showing how it will look all the way to Brickell, is awsome. I love how they included AAF, Paramount, and the Marriot convention center in the picture. This shows that Miami is really stepping it’s game up!

Nego

This rendering is soooooooooooo bad. the 700 foot Paramount tower is taller than 600 foot Marina Blue next to it.

Anonymous

Great density and street level interaction. It is exactly what we need!!!

Anonymous

looks great….keep seeing renderings….now how about some actual construction….!!!

Anonymous

Patience, my man, patience.

Anonymous

Why after all these years with the same renders do they now just before ground breaking make all these changes?

Anonymous

Very poor street level experience..no shade trees, just cliche palm trees which offer no urban sustainability benefits.

Anonymous

Yep, you’re right, just like you said there is no other kind of tree in any of the renderings but palm trees.

I’m glad we have your eyes to point that out.

Yet Another Anonymous

I like the diversity of architecture. Not as flashy as earlier renders but more urban looking and mature than the previous concepts. These latest towers almost look international, a style you don’t see here.

Anonymous

Considering every other building approved is a featureless “less is more” slab, I fail to see International Style architecture as far and few in Miami. Also, whatever do you mean by “mature?” Are you an elitist implying we shouldn’t strive for architectural excellence because we’re more “refined” and better than China or Dubai, and ultimately should build nothing but boxes instead? Asinine!

From what I see, these are merely more detailed renders. “Block E” is “blocky” and undeniably the least impressive of all the Worldcenter towers.

marc

Nah, Luma wins the award for least impressive so far.

aceraroja

I sure as shit hope Miami would demand better than the Vegas trash they put up in China and Dubai.

Anonymous

I thought WorldCenter wanted to create a boulevard with reatail on both sides and i dont see much retail programmed as part of this development

marc

It’s in the renders right there. 7th street which is the southern side of Block E is closed off to vehicular traffic and is lined by restaurants and retail.

Anonymous

is paramount miami actually that big?!?

Andrew

It sits on top of the mall.

Anonymous

it’s actually bigger/taller. 700+ feet, i believe.

Anonymous

Looks like dated 80s buildings.

Anonymous

Im still excited for MWC but ill be honest the original plans for this project looked better. Im afriad to see as time goes on what other changes they make that will completely ruin the original vision.

Anonymous

Any information whether this is going to be part of phase one?

marc

I believe that Paramount, Luma, and the mall are phase 1. Not sure about this or the other twin towers. The hotel convention center is its own thing and not sure when the starts.

Anonymous

Hehe….They show a pedestrian street with only 21,000sft of retail and restaurants; isn’t that too little????

Yet Another Anonymous

Looks good but why the sudden bias?

Anonymous

A lot of units to overlook the Verizon/Terremark NAP – which won’t be going away and a bit of an eyesore as a view.

Anonymous

I know!!!! What happened with the high tech curvy screen that would cover all NAP’s ‘amazing’ architecture?

Anonymous

This is just bad, To be honest

Anonymous

I agree, for the magnitude of this project this look like some affordable housing. every time a new building is reveled is a big deception.