Giant Outdoor Screens Planned At 649-Foot Casa Forma, Simulcasting Arsht Center

Member of the public will soon be able to watch live Arsht Center performances from a new park being built across the street.

The performances will be broadcast on digital screens being built as part of the massive Casa Forma project planned by developer Crescent Heights, which sits adjacent to both the new park and the Arsht Center.

Crescent Heights said the screens would also broadcast movies, as well as performances from other cultural institutions in the neighborhood.

The developer also released more details on the project, which passed a key milestone last week after a deal was reached with the Miami Dade School Board to use their land for the new development.

In a statement released to The Next Miami, architect Rafael Viñoly said his design for the 55-story, 649-foot tower was inspired by sailing.

“The tower is envisioned as a free form in contrast to the chiseled volume of the neighboring Arsht Center, recalling two unfurled sails of a ship,” Viñoly said.

Viñoly said the tower will have a “serpentine, hairpin” design.

Special care is being put into the design at street level as well, the statement said.

There will be an internal street built to mitigate queuing and alleviate traffic.

The ground level of the development will be “generously set back from the streetscape.” The streetscape itself will be extensively landscaped, the statement added.

In addition to the digital screens, the podium will have its eight levels of parking screened with a polished, perforated articulated system.

The podium will also have multiple levels of offices, which will be shielded from the sun with a brise-soleil system featuring horizontal shading fins.

In addition to adding offices for the School Board, 600 of the parking spaces in the podium will be dedicated for use by both the School Board and Arsht Center.

 

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Anonymous
7 months ago

This is going to close that gap in the skyline really well. Glad to see it.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Damn.. the dude didn’t insult you….

Anonymous
7 months ago

But it wouldn’t close the gap in your mama’s greedy a-hole.

Anonymous
7 months ago

ahahahaha

Anonymous
7 months ago

at first i wasnt thrilled with it …i live waliking distance from this and thought it was too massive…..but the news about the screens and the curve design is making me a fan…i have been to the new world symphony simulcast often and love it…hope this happens

Melo is sigma and chad
7 months ago

Hope it has a lot of restaurant and retail on the bottom too

Anonymous
7 months ago

The screens look positively tiny compared to the overall size of the building (see pic), so I’m not convinced they’ll have much of an impact. My only hope is that it looks much better in person. We shall see.

Anonymous
7 months ago

those were just quickly photoshopped onto the rendering. I don’t think thats the final design.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Ok I’ll them know!

Myshkin
7 months ago

It’s like $60M of office space and parking in exchange for $20M piece of School Board land?

Anonymous
7 months ago

What a great idea! Definitely justifies the massive podium…

James Posey
7 months ago

And when the HEAT are playing on the road in the NBA Finals, these screens must be utilized!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Spectacular

Anonymous
7 months ago

Sounds exciting! The homeless would love a free show

Anonymous
7 months ago

They won’t be around anymore by the time this is built. They are being forced to go into shelters or jail

Anonymous
7 months ago

They should get homes not shelters

Anonymous
7 months ago

That’s because it isn’t the lack of a home that distinguishes them, it’s a combination of mental illness and addiction. The term homeless is a political term used to channel funds, not an appropriate discriptor.

Carebear
7 months ago

And the givernment can hand out free crack pipes

Anonymous
7 months ago

Go buy your own crack pipe cheap’O…

Anonymous
7 months ago

He’s referencing Commiefornia, that bans plastic straws but gives homeless heroin addicts clean needles.

Anonymous
7 months ago

The side facing the city is terrible.

Bryan Riley
7 months ago

It’s not looking good 🤦🏾‍♂️

Anonymous
7 months ago

From what I see, I can’t tell. Certainly it couldn’t be worse than Related’s Edgewater boxes.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Best news. I really enjoy the new world symphony simulcast wall in South beach. Happy to see it’s coming to downtown.

Anonymous
7 months ago

A tower with the grandeur of Miami’s new era.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Build it fast!!!!

Robin Stan
7 months ago

Hopefully going to put that waste of space Drive-In theater out of business.

Elpit Onaso
7 months ago

Best building in edgewater!

Anonymous
7 months ago

The base still ugly, nothing special.

Azarius
7 months ago

Still not a fan

Anonymous
7 months ago

Barf

Anonymous
7 months ago

So now they are finally confirming that it’s one tower? They kept saying “towers” in multiple posts.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Still a better looking base and street interaction than those “supertowers,” I suppose.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Need more like this! The movie night in the park on South Beach by Lincoln Rd is one of the more underrated free events in Miami.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Yea let’s go watch a show or movie outside next to a highway…

Anonymous
7 months ago

Your attendance is not required.

Anonymous
7 months ago

You always have a ticket to stay home

Anonymous
7 months ago

Won’t that put a further dent in the Arsht Center’s attendance?