Pritzker Winning Architect Designs First Miami Building

Portugal’s Pritzker Prize-winning architect Eduardo Souto de Moura is designing a Class A office building at the entrance to South Beach.

The development will replace multiple existing buildings on the corner of 5th Street and Alton Road, including a Burger King.

This is the first building in North and South America for Souto de Moura.

The new 5-story building features unique double-height voids and refined mirror detail to create a sense of depth and reflection.

The design will incorporate materials including concrete, glass, and pink coral stone.

The concrete slabs and fins of the building will subtly diminish at each floor with a knife-edge slab at the roof of the building. The building includes reveals between all fins and concrete slabs, articulating walls and ceilings as floating volumes, creating a sense of lightness.

A lighting installation will create a unique experience for visitors driving into the porte-cochère.

A hearing before the Miami Beach Planning Board is planned on April 25.

Zyscovich is the executive architect, and Gabellini Sheppard as designing the interior architecture.

Sumaida + Khurana is the developer.

Construction is planned to begin in 2025 with completion expected the following year.

The company is also building another Class A office building called The Fifth Miami Beach nearby, which is already 25% pre-leased and has obtained $47.25  in construction financing. Alberto Campo Baeza is designing that building.

 

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Anon
22 days ago

Miami Beach is really growing up – tons of Class A office, Starchitects, and incredible resorts coming to the beach – this office addition is beautiful

Anonymous
22 days ago

More bicycle parking than car parking!

Anon
22 days ago

Miami needs more European developers for that reason.

Cover the podiums
22 days ago

The entire US needs more Europeans urban planners honestly

Anonymous
21 days ago

So true lol

Anonn
22 days ago

Perfect scale and beautiful building for South Beach!

Anonymous
22 days ago

You mean another squat box because NIMBYs in towers down the street don’t want their views obstructed?

Anne A.
22 days ago

Yes.

Not Anonymous
21 days ago

This might be a shock to you, but not every block needs to be a 50 story skyscraper. This building is a great density, is replacing sub-par developments, and will fit in with the surrounding buildings nicely. It is not NIMBYism to vary between midsized and Highrise buildings. Another thing to mention is that the Beach lacks mass transit and is bottlenecked by a few highways, so the same amount of density as in Downtown is not possible.

Rob
22 days ago

This building is OK, definitely better than the suburban burger King and the old abandoned pier 1 store

Miami Mike
22 days ago

Gabbellini is THE BEST…. elegance of Jil Sander mindset. Although, that is not the best address at the busiest corner.
Still, it is a massive upgrade due to the interiors (IMO).

Aon
22 days ago

If baylink is built — it won’t have so many cars and traffic.

Anonymous
22 days ago

Typical of a “Pritzker Prize” winner. Snobby modern architecture, not for average folks who like nice buildings to look at.

Jeremey howlett
21 days ago

There’s really nothing impressive about this building. Is it just me or does it seem like Walgreens is the only company that makes an effort to create unique buildings in South Beach.

Anonymous but Famous
21 days ago

Better than what is there now, no more. Again we are stuck with doing no better than to tolerate. This is the ENTRANCE to the city, folks!

Anonymous
21 days ago

This isn’t in the city – it’s Miami Beach

Missing the Burger King
22 days ago

I thought the customers that poured into that Burger King were a real part of Miami Beach. Kind of like the abandoned Pier 1 on the corner!

Anoni
22 days ago

South of Fifth is fast becoming the best urban neighborhood in the US .

Anonymous
22 days ago

Overrated

Miami Mike
22 days ago

Over-reach….
‘grandiloquence’
Hyperbole…… we love Miami but many Miamians prefer Miami over Miami Beach….so calm down there pepito.

Anonymous
22 days ago

We are two different cities. Miamians – not fans of tourist / urban Miami Beach/ mess area.
Miami Beach people are transients and love their walkability and Range Rovers. And russian french lifestyles.
Miami is Brazil, Miami is Colombia. We are different.

Pepito
22 days ago

Pepito‘s neighborhood is surrounded by water on three sides, including a $50 million park with the best sunsets in town. Pepito doesn’t need a car to walk to the best restaurants in town like prime 112, Joe’s Stone crabs, Milos, and Michelin star stunborn seed. Pepito loves to jump in the ocean and swim in his neighborhood after a hard day’s work in the Miami financial district . But yes! Pepito is aware that there will always be haters but pepito doesn’t really care .

anonymous
22 days ago

AGREED 10000% WITH PEPITO!

Build Baylink
21 days ago

If only Pepito had public transit to his job in the financial center. Build the Baylink.

Pepito
21 days ago

You bet! Pepito voted for the baylink in 2002. Pepito’s selfish neighbors may not want it but Pepito does!

Anonymous
22 days ago

It’s definitely more of a time share community for people who live in other cities and want to be on top of the beach 2 weeks out of the year.

Best Awesome
21 days ago

It looks like if you touch the building you’ll cut yourself bad enough to need stitches.

Archinerd
21 days ago

Inspired in 111 Lincoln from H&M. Souto de Moura is a great architect, but a bit more of finesse is needed for Miami Beach

Name*
21 days ago

Miami Beach is North and South America?

Ron DeCastro
21 days ago

Typical American who thinks the term “America” specifically describes the United States and not the true Americas

Anonymous
20 days ago

America does describe the United States, at least when you’re here in America – welcome to America!

Anonymous
20 days ago

There’s America and then there’s the Americas. Miami is in both.