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Photo: Moss Installed At Brickell City Centre To Help Break Gray

For months, architects have been experimenting with artificial moss at Brickell City Centre in an attempt to help break up the overwhelming gray of the mall interior.

The interior walls are covered with gray cladding, which has a plasticky appearance but metallic feel. The floors are a gray tile.

Recently, Architectural Digest named Brickell City Centre among “9 of the World’s Most Beautifully Designed Malls,” with particular praise for the Climate Ribbon.

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Its not a straight line and it bothers me……

Danny
Danny

The separation between the railing and tile is definitely not a straight line.

Anonymous
Anonymous

If the vertical foliage “drooped,” it could look cool like a hanging garden.

IloveMiami
IloveMiami

Man and I thought I had OCD!

Samuel
Samuel

It’s not suppose to be, they are all different shapes.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It just looks off im sorry

suomynona
suomynona

Looks like an obvious afterthought.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Agree, it should either be “more angular” or “more straight”, but it is too close to being straight that it seems “wrong”

Anonymous
Anonymous

“For months, architects have been experimenting with plastic live moss” WTF IS PLASTIC LIVE MOSS?

Anonymous
Anonymous

hahahahaha…thought the same damn thing…..is that opposite of plastic dead moss?????

Anonymous
Anonymous

The term in the trade for “plastic dead moss” is PDM. You can identify it from PLM by its brownish color.

Marc306
Marc306

Modernist architects for you. Nothing traditional and real is good enough.

Ilovearchytectures
Ilovearchytectures

I walk my dog everyday and it’s hot , humid and the guy on the AQUA DI PARMA stand on the second floor sweets like he’s working out at the gym

Some stores that keep doors open have air conditioning problems due to condensation and the AC breaks

People in Miami that don’t like outdoor go to Malls to walk and window shopping, most of the people I know they say they will never return . It’s a one time experience

The ribbon is a fake…. with 94 degrees outside and humidity of 80% nothing is going in to the mall, only heat!!!

The people who will criticize my comments are probably dreamers or realtors trying to sell condos

Unless air conditioning and enclosing the Mall happen, this place is going to go broke

2 years and is going to be empty until someone with brain comes and fix the heat problem and bring more down to hearth stores!!

Look at places like Dadeland,Aventura and even Midtown that are packed with customers and people window watching
Not sweating like Hell and going home without buying anything and paying an atrocity on parking garage

Pat
Pat

Yeah, the Midtown mall is much better for dogwalkers.

I hope new restauarnts are introduced, the long waits for the current offerings makes it tough to have a quick lunch.

SakFive
SakFive

I agree. I had high expectations, and was hoping my drive to be shorter changing from Aventura Mall to BCC. Unfortunately, for downtown people, BBC is not “a mall”. I noticed that last Saturday when again I was taking i95 to go to Aventura.

Yohan Perez
Yohan Perez

There is never anyone in the mall at least when I am there and I go at least once a week.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Just checked it out. I think it looks much better than pictures…looks real

Anonymous
Anonymous

i went by the other day at 6p on thursday and there were lots of people

Ilovearchytectures
Ilovearchytectures

Plastic Moss dead or alive, like any plastic ornament looks cheap and tasteless

Anonymous
Anonymous

is it live moss or plastic live moss

Anonymous
Anonymous

i dont know, but it has to be plastic. i dont see any infrastructure to water the plants. those green wall systems have a lot more infrastructure than people realize.

marc
marc

I love how packed the mall always looks in every pic. Brickellites definitely like their shopping malls.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I wonder how long the shops planned to operate in the red. The big names can probably deal with it and chalk it up to a status thing but what about the smaller stores. Went there on a Saturday recently and only the Apple Store had more than 2 shoppers.

Gringo
Gringo

Tbh..the stores are cleverly stocked with items you really want and consider..if your on a budget then of course it’s pricey..if you have a lil coin, it’s really easy to buy something you had no intention of getting… Love it

Anonymous
Anonymous

it looks uneven due to the fact the photo is taken where the upper floor is angled…if you were actually physically there it is not crooked….

Anonymous
Anonymous

Don’t waste your time explaining anything to these idiots.

Anonymous
Anonymous

This mall has an inherent coldness to it which will require more than PLASTIC live moss. There are awkward empty spaces and too wide corridors not conducive too human interaction. Bal Harbor Shops would be a good example to follow.

Caspar McTaggart
Caspar McTaggart

How humiliating for the architect to be forced to ‘garnish’ their design with fake greenery. Trust me, they’re having fit about it, to be sure.

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