Miami Civic Center 2010

The “MIAMI CIVIC CENTER” consist of Plazas, City Hall, Miami Catholic Cathedral, Miami Architecture Museum etc (total 115,000m2).

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage , Anonymous
Genre Complex
Country Miami, United States
RegDeadline 14 April 2010 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
21 April 2010 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Whether it is despite or thanks to Miami’s vertiginous development, it never found its feographical center and urban gravitational center. Therefore, Miami is composed of strips, avenues, suburbs and a small and weak “business center” which give incidence to verticality, rather than the enjoyment of the horizontal urban space coincident with the Atlantic horizon. Miami is bridges and viaducts, highways and Malls, small neighborhoods adjacent to private housings. As Los Angeles urban model, Miami has never encountered a functional civic space within its self-proclaimed center, which allows people to enjoy the proper “place spirit”.
For this reason, ARQUITECTUM and A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Miami) have decided to choose a troubled spot with huge potential, where the future of the human urban space will be debated, with a pedestrian scale which will allow gathering, enjoying shadows and living as any other city in the world; returning the public space its superiority over private and closed space such as Shopping Centers. For this purpose, a basic and important program has been porposed, which includes a Catholic Cathedral, high cost living housing (lofts), a Civic Center, a small Contemporary Architecture Museum, as well as several plazas that reconfigure the new Center from within, leading the public open space to become the main object of the project.

Jean Françoise Lejeune (Architect)
Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk (Architect and Urban Planner)
Laurinda Hope Spear (Landscape Architect)
Adam Drisin (Architect and Urban Planner)

1st PRIZE: US $ 3,000 and Airfare to Miami and Hotel accommodation for 2
2nd PRIZE: US $ 2,000
3rd PRIZE: US $ 1,000

Entry Fee
Special Registration (From January 15 to February 16, 2010): US$ 144
Early Registration (From February 17 to March 16, 2010): US$204
Late Registration (From March 17 to April 14, 2010): US$ 263

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Jury Evaluation: From April 23 to May 7, 2010
Winners Announced: May 10th, 2010
Prize Giving Ceremony in Miami: June, 2010

ARQUITECTUM and A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Miami)

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