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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

thank you for the public art, we love it

Oscar
2 years ago

thank Miami 21

Anonymous
2 years ago

thank you Miami 21

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

West Brickell has been overlooked for many years.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

It’s called 8th Street.

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

????
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
2 years ago

Yeah development in west brickell has died down lately.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Blame some little whiny nimbys for that.

Yet Another Anonymous
2 years ago

*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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

You farted….

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

Imagine this in a hurricane

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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

Manny Peña
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

it aint easy… bein cheezy

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

JOREL VASCO RELATED ISG INTL
2 years ago

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

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Wow that went smooth…

Sgt. Sapingo
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

Sounds like Brickell to me.

Anonymous
2 years ago

yes they are so excited they’ve all peed themselves

Anonymous
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

Ugh! Don’t you like anything?

Anonymous
2 years ago

No!!!

– Grumpy Smurf

Anonymous
2 years ago

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