This Brooks + Scarpa Design Is One Of Three Finalists For An $80M Aquatic Center In North Beach

Brooks + Scarpa Architects has released renderings of their proposal for an $80 million mixed-use community center in North Beach.

The 72nd Street Community Complex is meant to serve as a “living room” for the neighborhood, with community lounge space, active recreation areas, and a social gathering place.

The project is proposed to include:

  • A rooftop 50-meter competition pool
  • 25-meter multi-purpose pool with panoramic views of the city and ocean
  • 7,500 sf branch library
  • 10,000 sf of retail
  • Teen center
  • Fitness and community center
  • 3-acre park
  • 500 parking spaces

The complex will replace a municipal surface parking lot.

The new parking garage is designed with the possibility of conversion to residential and office use when less parking is needed.

Solar panels on the roof would power the complex, while runoff rainwater would be collected for landscape irrigation.

The proposal from the design team that includes California-based Brooks + Scarpa, along with PCL and BEA as the design-build team, is one of three finalists for the city-owned property.


 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Another great architecture for Miami Beach! This area will look even nicer in a couple of years.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes, unfortunately, nothing creative like this gets built this side of the bay. Most architects here are still hung up on the pseudo mediterranean, horrific designs or the square buildings with the cooling tanks as their crown topping.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I totally agree with you. but right here in this forum everybody applauds Melo and all the likes for the same boxes we keep populating our city core.
it is sad.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Trust, there is plenty of prime property to build A class architecture. Melo’s infill is fine because it is just that, infill.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I like the amount of parks getting built in Miami Beach

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is stunning, Miami Beach is doing an amazing job of incorporating the tropical climate with architecture.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Absolutely. Just the way it should be

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lots of Tourist taxes available

Anonymous
1 month ago

Very important development for a neighborhood that’s needs it. Great design.

Shawn Kouri
1 month ago

Wow that would be really cool. With Olympic pool. Looks more like an iconic landmark

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is what you call MIAMI WINNING !!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes

Anonymous
1 month ago

Love that the parking garage is designed to be converted to other uses in the future! All new parking garages should be

Anonymous
1 month ago

Way too amazing looking to end up the winner.

Rigo
1 month ago

Wow. This would be such an incredible addition to North Beach! All these years of talk and master planning and consultants would be well worth it in the end if something like this actually gets built!

Anonymous
1 month ago

World class. Kudos to everyone involved.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Paradise.

Anonymous
1 month ago

who are the other 2 finalists?? Kobi/ FB? This is stunning design btw…

Anonymous
1 month ago

We’ve seen this before. I wish we could get something this nice. It’ll be VE’ed to a boring Arquitectonica box in the end.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Metromover should be extended to North Beach via the 79 St. Causeway. What a hit it would be.

Rigo
1 month ago

Comon…lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

You have visionary architecture here, and you want a crummy elevated electric shortbus to ruin streetscapes? What would be commensurate to this is a Musk tunnel carrying Brightline.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Look, ideas like that makes too much sense in this county.

Anonymous
1 month ago

WAS a finalist. Although a nice design, a better design more compatible with the surrounding area was chosen.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The new parking garage is designed with the possibility of conversion to residential and office use when less parking is needed.
Thats will happen to the most garages all over miami in near future.

NYC Loves Miami
1 month ago

I hope this doesn’t turn out like the pick for the cultural center spot in the MDC parking lot. What a disaster. If it does, you know something’s up. Love this design!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Downtown Miami and Brickell need something like this as it does not exist in either. We need more of these forward thinking designs not the same box bullshit from Melo Related and arquitecrapica

Anonymous
1 month ago

This would be a huge win. a 50M pool would be huge for local swimmers.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Renderings are great BUT they are aspirational. Just compare the Zaha Hadid renderings of the new Collins Park garage to the shoebox that was actually built.

Nobe Resident.
25 days ago

I love this design by Brooks + Scarpa. Just beautiful lines.

Anonymous
4 hours ago

So much more thought was put into this design than your typical Arquitectonica gimmick

Anonymous
1 month ago

Good place to go when you’re horny!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Sounds like a plan