Related Group And Arquitectonica Will Bid For MDC’s Biscayne Boulevard Land

Related Group and Arquitectonica are preparing to bid for Miami Dade College’s prime property on Biscayne Boulevard.

Arquitectonica chief Bernardo Fort-Brescia confirmed to the The Real Deal that the partnership was planning a bid for the 2.6-acre site at 520 Biscayne Boulevard.

They will compete with an enhanced Latin American Art Museum proposal from Gary Nader, Roberto Rocha, and architect Fernando Romero. A lawyer for Nader said that new partners may be added before the January deadline, in addition to other enhancements.

The nearby Pérez Art Museum was named for Related founder Jorge Pérez after he pledged to donate $20 million in cash and $20 million worth of Latin American art over ten years. Nader’s proposed museum would be similar in size to the Pérez museum.

 

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Anonymous
4 years ago

Looking forward to seeing Related/Arquitectonica’s uninspired proposal

Yet Another Anonymous
4 years ago

“Nader’s proposed museum would be similar in size to the Pérez museum.”…!!!! Wow I had no idea it would be that size. Must be nearly the whole base in the render. Perez will do anything he can to stop that from happening.

Anonymous
4 years ago

OMG. Can we please pray in unison that another architecture firm is selected. Architectonica lost its mojo so many moons ago. All they do now is design a square box and play with the juxtaposition of the balconies. Yaaaawwwwn

Anonymous
4 years ago

I know, it is just a sad how they get to do 80% of the work in Miami, we need variety and creativity!!!!

Anonymous
4 years ago

The Nader design is very nice. Arquitechtonica would probably look at this design and be like: ” nope, not enough balconies “. . . I’m more interested on a bid by PMG.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Yeah I was always PO that the Miami Art Museum ( MAM ) name was changed for Perez to PAM. His last name is so Latino generic. Like Smith for a gringo. I mean come on u wouldn’t name it the Smith Art Museum. But Jorge is sensitive so expect a cat fight for that property. But afraid Perez will win with deeper pockets and he is tight with Padron the head of Miami Dade College. Let the fur fly.

Karl
4 years ago

What you are not understanding is that the Nader team has Mexican Billionaire and the 2nd wealthiest man in the world Carlos Slim on board. The Architect Fernando Romero is married to Slims only daughter. Note that Romero’s firm FR-EE has done their most significant projects with Slim flipping the bill. The new multi-billion dollar proposal for what will be the largest airport in the world, the Mexico City Airport has the Slim team behind it and Norman Foster architects with FR-EE architects. Perez may be the Condo King, but Slim’s Art collection and having one of the best sites in Miami will be of great interest.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Romero is only the architect, Nader is the developer…Slim has nothing to do with this project.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Nader is not the developer, he has never developed. If anything, he is the promoter. Rocha has development experience, but does not have the financial capacity to pull this off. Romero is the architect, but also can help to bring capital to projects as he has done for several cultural and mix use projects. That funding source…CARLOS SLIM. You should check out the video that he has for the project http://fr-ee.org/laam/

Anonymous
4 years ago

Agreed, because my last name is actually Perez. lol. I can always tell people that its my museum.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Actually ‘Anonymous’, the most famous museum in the country is in fact named after ‘Smith’ – The Smithsonian.

Anonymous
4 years ago

someone needs to explain how you build those cantilivers … and how they plan on selling condos facing each other

Anonymous
4 years ago

the ‘cantilivers’ with a lot a money and great engineering and ‘selling condos facing each other’….well, welcome to the city hillbilly.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Is it just me or do the top renders of the museum with the towers on top look completely toned down compared to the bottom ones.

marc
4 years ago

The bottom renders are of the original design when it was just a museum. The top ones are redesigned as a base to the two towers.

Please
4 years ago

Yes, because what is an art museum without two residential towers protruding from its top? smh….

Anonymous
4 years ago

Slick looking building. Can’t believe its Arquitectonica.

D
4 years ago

it is not Arquitectonica’s design. The post says “nader proposal:” at the top of the images….