The Reefline Planned Off Miami Beach Coast With 7 Miles Of Sculptures

An underwater sculpture park known as the Reefline is being planned off the coast of Miami Beach.

Backers of the project say that it will help preserve Miami’s marine life.

The sculptures will be made of concrete, which will placed around 900 feet offshore of Miami Beach, around 20 feet under water. Eventually, the installation is planned to span a total of seven miles.

The first phase is scheduled to open in December 2021, off the South of Fifth beach in South Beach.

Concrete Coral by Leandro Erlich is the first sculpture that will be built. It will appear to be a traffic jam of cars, similar to one created by Ehrlich on the beach during Art Basel 2019.

The second sculpture will be by OMA’s Shohei Shigematsu. It will feature a staircase around a central forum.

Other sculptures are also planned by Ernesto Neto and Agustina Woodgate.

OMA is overseeing the master plan for Reefline. Ximena Caminos is the artistic director.

The ReefLine was conceived by BlueLab Preservation Society and Coral Morphologic and will be developed in collaboration with the City of Miami Beach and researchers from University of Miami. The project received concept funding and support from the Knight Foundation’s Art Challenge Award 2019 and a Blavatnik Family Foundation grant, as well as endorsement from the XPRIZE Foundation.

 

Shigematsu’s staircase:

Erlich’s Concrete Coral

 

 

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Azarius
1 month ago

I love this attraction!!! Even though I think it should be built in the bay for easier access but hey just Build it!

Concrete Salesman
1 month ago

Just pave over everything! Any development beats no development.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The bay is filled with sewage.

Anonymous G
1 month ago

I love seeing stuff like this! Miami should build a lot more including one in the bay. Help marine life and increase tourism.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wow! I ❤️ It.

Robin stan
1 month ago

These are definitely the type of iconic structures Miami needs!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Takes decades for coral to actually grow and look like the concept. So just think of the sculpture.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is actually pretty cool. Would be better in in the bay or a less marine trafficked area but still cool.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Why not just drain the fluids in junkyard wrecks and drop them into the water? Coral will attach themselves to anything. Drop the windows, and fish and divers can swim through the open windows. As for calling this “sculpture,” that’s in the eye of the beholder and his or her concept of what “art” is.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It would be pretty difficult to clean it out of all pollutants, heavy metals, liquids, rubber, and other materials within the car may cause environmental damage in the long run

Anonymous
1 month ago

This will become a shark 7-11!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami will soon be the coolest city in America. NYC & LA are on the decline. Much love from an Overtown Owner from the Northeast.

Anonymous
1 month ago

covering nature with more concrete sounds meh….but it may help fish + crustacean populations

Anonymous
1 month ago

interesting concept. This comment will get flamed but putting concrete in the ocean, as if we don’t have enough concrete on land.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Compared to cities like Hong Kong or Sao Paulo, Miami has a long way to catch up with those concrete jungles

Anonymous
1 month ago

Who cares about what Hong Kong or Sao Paulo do?

Anonymous
1 month ago

I didn’t ask you to care about anything, I was just making a point. People like you need to travel as see other places before you start assuming.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nah…I’ll keep suffing my 401K and emergency fund with $$$ and you can still blow your money travelling to the far buttcracks of planet earth. I got my priorities straight.

And Miami has plenty of concrete–don’t need more in the oceans

Anonymous
1 month ago

Maybe you should go back to college and stop “suffing” your pennies in your moms sofa you call a 401k

Anonymous
1 month ago

Actually, that applies to you boy

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wow.. people who like to travel are “blowing money travelling to the far buttcracks of planet earth?”

I don’t think you realize what kind of place or economy you’re in. Miami has and is mostly a tourist economy.. GET IT?!.. a city that can’t afford or depend on someone who thinks like YOU!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah travelling is mostly a waste of money.. the people in the food lines right now in their late model cars wish they didn’t blow their money on dumb crap like you do.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What an ass! Millennial right?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wtf are you saving it for?

Anonymous
1 month ago

The salt water will eat it up in no time.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This will attract yachts and other vessels that generate massive amounts of air pollution.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It will attract JAWS!

Anonymous
1 month ago

You mean, the hundreds of people who swim off the shore of Miami Beach already don’t?