Oolite Arts To Build New Miami HQ With Solar Chimneys & Wind Catchers

Oolite Arts has announced plans to build a new Miami headquarters at 75 NW 72nd Street.

Barozzi Veiga of Barcelona is designing the new building.

Oolite’s new facility will have an energy-conscious design, including skylights, solar chimneys, wind catchers (for passive cooling), vegetation for cooling, and rainwater tanks, all designed to attain LEED certification.

The new facility will include:

  • Up to 21 free individual studio spaces for artists
  • Exhibition gallery
  • Theater
  • Two classrooms
  • Offices
  • Community garden and rooftop

Charles H. Benson & Associates is the local architect, with Amicon the owner’s representative.

Oolite Arts said it is committed to maintaining a presence on Lincoln Road where it is currently located.

 

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Anon
5 months ago

Reminds me of Mexico City, very unique project and great organization.

Not Anonymous
5 months ago

At first thought it was a sculpture, awkward location though (next to train tracks)

Anonymous
5 months ago

This is an deep cut, but these renderings look like the Halo 1 multiplayer level Hang ‘Em High

Anonymous
5 months ago

Killionaire!

nobody
5 months ago

Interesting. Unique for the area, I like it. I can already imagine the cocktail hours on the roof.

Amit
5 months ago

I fully get that the art and interior spaces are the focus but talk about not wanting any kind of walkable environement

Conno Sir
5 months ago

Not only that, they should have made some of the buildings 3 or 4 stories to break monotony and create better density

gravy train
5 months ago

density hoes gonna cry….it is being built as art studios…did you read article??? save your density for biscayne corridor and its traffic

evan
5 months ago

Looks like a prison.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Who? Ugly!

Upper East Side Dude
5 months ago

Who is the Architect, Franco or Mussolini?

Not Anonymous
5 months ago

?

Dr. Funtime, MD
5 months ago

I got a solar chimney you can catch right here

Anonymous
5 months ago

Love it! Go Upper Eastside!

Anonymous
5 months ago

The only wind they’ll be catching will come from all the peos thrown by these fat bankers from NYC lol

Anonymous
5 months ago

Lol, but peos? More like sharts!

Pickles
5 months ago

It looks like an unfinished construction site.

Duck who flew from Miami Lakes
5 months ago

Nothing more than a fancy brutalist drug den

Azure
5 months ago

Looks like a prison. Too munch concrete and gives off a cold vibe.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Sorry but not everybody want their buildings to look like you’re in some kinda painted graffiti on the wall South American borough.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Nobody is saying that.

The Truth
5 months ago

This is sloppy work… Nobody is saying we need wynwood graffiti – but this looks like the horrid internationalist art that you only appreciate if you can only appreciate if you are a contratrian