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Art-Covered Parking Garage With Retail Tops Off In Wynwood

Art-Covered Parking Garage With Retail Tops Off In Wynwood

Goldman Properties’s eight-story parking garage has topped off in Wynwood, becoming the tallest structure in the neighborhood.

The Wynwood Garage project includes a pre-fab structure with 428 parking spaces. There will also be 20,594 square feet of ground floor retail, and 23,618 square feet of office on the top level.

The facade will be covered with art. A description from architect Faulders Studio:

WYNWOOD GARAGE FACADE
Miami, FL

_Façade Architect: Faulders Studio, Oakland
Façade Architect of Record: Wolfberg Alvarez & Partners, Miami
Façade Manufacturer: Zahner, Kansas City
Building Architect: Wolfberg Alvarez & Partners, Miami
Project Developer: Goldman Properties LLC, Miami

Faulders Studio is designing the façade for a new ground-up 8-story building. The Wynwood Garage will have retail on ground level, offices at the top floor, and parking on the intermediate levels.

The Wynwood Arts District attracts both neighborhood residents and visitors from around the world to meander, explore, and photograph its world-class street art. This concentration of wall paintings transforms its everyday architecture into a 3-dimensional urban canvas for edgy urban expression. The area comes from a unique legacy for painted building exteriors still seen today on its textile merchant and manufacturing buildings sign paintings. Today the Wynwood district continues to evolve and densify, and an increasing layering of new installations can be discovered within its blocks. Making use of the urban canvas phenomena distinct to the neighborhood, the facade invents a new kind of skin typology that will be curated with art, engaging directly with the Wynwood ethos.

A key design concept establishes a non-uniform scale-change throughout the façade. Pattern regions are more expansive higher up, and address the building’s perceived presence when approaching the site. Closer in, a middle-ground connects site-lines in the vicinity; and nearer to street level, focused areas of geometric articulation guide the eye downward to pedestrian street life, shops, and public activities. Reinforcing the district’s continually changing street murals, no pattern repeats and all sides provide opportunities for new experiences.

The volumetric massing at the corners is rounded at both the southeast and northeast corners, and reflects a distinct corner legacy found in this area (for trucking turning radii). An additional design strategy references the intricate and mural-based ‘take-overs’ that one sees throughout the neighborhood. Here, the painted interventions over-ride the more regular lines of the architecture, and multiple readings and perceived experiences of buildings become increasingly layered and complex.

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Wow, what an eyesore.

How fitting that the tallest structure in the neighborhood is a parking garage…

Really missed an opportunity to build up at a pedestrian friendly scale with light rail transit.

Anonymous
Anonymous

A lot of cities you’d just get the raw concrete garage with maybe some
billboards.

laz
laz

wynwood parking scene is awful and alot of people go to wynwood from the suburbs and there is no real way to get there they a car, so this is much welcomed.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Exactly and now I could find a spot in front of J Wakefield now.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I remember paradise…

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah, like Puerto Rican gang wars and drug dealers. When it comes to Wynwood’s so-called “art” scene, I’m personally not much of a big fan, but that’s usually what the first gentrification cycle entails until the mainstream yuppies and young families come.

Anonymous
Anonymous

they should put a cool bar on the rooftop at least

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’s definitely not the tallest in Wynwood when you consider the entire neighborhood, especially the Midtown district. Maybe for the Wynwood Art District, but that will change.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Since Mana hasn’t (and may never) build squat.. somebody’s got to build something.

A .leeting
A .leeting

I lived in Mia briefly went back to nyc sorry I did however escaping once again to Mia as an artist I feel and see the energy of wynwood. A. Leeting