Miami’s Second Tallest Office Tower Will Have A Facade That Moves In The Breeze

Construction is now underway on the 830 Brickell office tower – and architects revealed plans last week for a unique moving facade.

A series of small metal panels will cover the tower’s parking pedestal and are being designed to catch the wind and create movement. The Miami breeze will trigger the facade panels, architects said.

The presentation was made at a meeting of Miami’s Urban development Review Board last week where the plans for the tower were approved, according to Miami Today.

Only the pedestal of the tower, which includes 8 stories of parking garage, will have the moving facade. The upper levels will feature a curtain wall facade of silver glass and a copper toned frit.

The 50-story office tower began construction earlier this year and is set to rise 734 feet. The Southeast Financial Tower is Miami’s only office tower that is taller.

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is overseeing design, together with local architect Revuelta.

 

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Anonymous

LOVE IT!! This design is really going stand out in the Miami skyline since it’s so unique looking.

Anonymous

thank you for the public art, we love it

Oscar

thank Miami 21

Anonymous

thank you Miami 21

Anonymous

Too bad the standards are low for what’s considered “art.” For so many examples, might as well get a waiver instead, and do us all a favor.

Anonymous

Love Brickell. Now I wanna see developers get down with more and a little taller developments in West Brickell.

Anonymous

West Brickell has been overlooked for many years.

Anonymous

No, there have been some activity going on there in recent years. I just think a lot more could be done and I think we’re going to start see that because a lot of those new office workers will want to live in the vicinity of this tower.

Anonymous

it’s called Calle Ocho – little havana. oye chica papis

Anonymous

It’s called 8th Street.

Anonymous

And by the way, why do we assign stupid derogatory names to areas in our own city? “Little Havana” and “Little Haiti” both are synonymous with slum living. Isn’t it time we seek to uplift all of Miami?

Anonymous

So, you don’t agree with names like – Little Italy, Little China, Little Russia, Little etc etc etc….?

Anonymous

PC at TNM who would have thought. Just read that Dodgeball is oppressive. Patches O‘Houlahan would turn in his grave…

Anonymous

Riverside, Conch Hill, and Shenandoah, also known as Little Havana, will never be West Brickell. I-95 is a convenient border vacuum, and optimistically the city seems to be pursuing smart growth infill without destroying countless prewar historic properties for another Edgewater.

Anonymous

????
West Brickell has about 50 buildings and added a couple thousand new units in the 5 years.
It certainly hasnt been overlooked by developers or real estate people.

Anonymous

Yeah development in west brickell has died down lately.

Anonymous

Blame some little whiny nimbys for that.

Yet Another Anonymous

*Miami Breeze. Have to give it a fake capitalization that makes it sound like a real thing and proper noun that is recognized. BreezeMiami

Anonymous

Awesome even tho it’ll end up on someone’s backyard I’m Kendall during a hurricane !

Anonymous

I was walking past this block last night and noticed a horrible smell. Hopefully, it will be fixed soon.

Anonymous

You farted….

Anonymous

no no it was me… i’m sorry i queefed. and was wearing a mini skirt

Anonymous

Imagine this in a hurricane

Anonymous

At least it’s not “movement” as in ugly cluttered windows and balconies a la Arquitectonica and Kobi Krap. Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture knows how it’s done.

Anonymous

and when there is a hurricane watch out for those things that “move in the breeze” – LOL LOL LOL planning at it’s best

Anonymous

Good point, but maybe they will install some sort of locking mechanism to prevent the panels from going crazy during a hurricane.

Manny Peña

This wind activated facade feature reminds me of the Bloomberg Center at the new Cornell Tech campus in NYC

Anonymous

it aint easy… bein cheezy

Anonymous

Moving facades are the last thing we need down here, particularly from a building nearly fronting the bay. Makes no sense given the hurricanes we deal with.

Anonymous

Raleigh did the fluttering metal tiles wall thing 10+ years ago on the back side of its convention center. That’s not terribly innovative anymore.

Yet Another Anonymous

They’ll use the wind energy for shore power at the port.

Anonymous

Moves in the breeze and is ripped off in a hurricane.

Anonymous

Soon to sparkling ornaments will be covered in soot from all the cars inside the parking garage.

JOREL VASCO RELATED ISG INTL

Soon to sparkling ornaments will be covered in soot from all the cars inside the parking garage.

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Anonymous

Wow that went smooth…

Sgt. Sapingo

What an amazing design! I’ll bet the buyers of east-facing units at SLS Lux are super excited!

Anonymous

They knew it was coming. The construction signs for a new skyscraper have been up on this site since long before SLS Lux was open.

Anonymous

Cant get density without crowding. NYC if filled with million dollar apartments with lovely views of another apartment literally just feet away. If windows were open, you would hear your neighbor fart.

Anonymous

Some people don’t mind paying for the excitement that comes with densely packed city living.

Anonymous

BRICKELL IS NOT NEW YORK CITY!!! STOP COMPARING THE TWO CITIES TOGETHER!

Anonymous

True! And people have no problem paying for those units. Just imagine paying $2500 a month rent with no view and living in a tiny studio box. That’s Manhattan for ya!

Anonymous

Sounds like Brickell to me.

Anonymous

yes they are so excited they’ve all peed themselves

Anonymous

Ugh, that bunker of a base is hideous. Just enclose the garage with the same glass (with backlighting for nightime) to at least give an illusion of life at the base.

Anonymous

I knew it wouldn’t take long for the first “ugh” to be posted. First is the usual “ugh another ugly parking pedestal”. Now, with an interesting design feature (that they don’t need to do), we still get “ugh” with the usual suggestions by people who are not investing a dime in building the structure. Ridiculous!

Anonymous

Ugh! Don’t you like anything?

Anonymous

No!!!

– Grumpy Smurf

Anonymous

I’ve seen worse. In fact, this is how a base should be done when necessary.