Miami 2009 - Arquitectum Urban Competition

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Overview

For this competition the project in question, located at the end of Fifth Avenue leading to South Beach, in the Miami Beach Area, is a “Pier-Museum” which, pointing out to sea, will stand as a “horizontal monument” to all the immigrants (particularly the Cuban immigrants) who have arrived on these shores in search of a better future.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Museum
Country Miami, United States
Registration Deadline 31 March 2009 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 20 April 2009 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
To this end, this 100 meter long structure will point out to sea off Miami Beach and will house a museum in which the personal effects, souvenirs and photos belonging to the new generation of immigrants will be exhibited – those who came to the city of Miami from the 1950s to the 1980s in search of their own personal American Dream.
To this end, this “Pier-Museum” will not only function as an architectural landmark, but will also serve as a space commemorating the new urban dynamic of the city, the global multiculturalism which defines the beginning of the 21st century. The museum will possess a basic lay-out that will occupy an area of approximately 2,000 m2 and include the following spaces: Entrance Hall, Temporary Exhibition Room, Permanent Exhibition Room, Storage Facilities, Restrooms, Maintenance Facility, Security, Offices and Cafeteria.
The “Pier-Museum” should be a readily identifiable object, able to impose its presence within the existing urban profile and landscape of the beach area. However, competitors may choose to present proposals of a totally experimental nature which incorporate ideas as diametrically opposed as the subordination of the architecture in the context of the urban profile and landscape and the creation of a new model which might serve to redefine the idea of a “monument” in the context of the architectural debate regarding the paradisiacal and the cosmopolitan.

Jury
JEAN-FRANÇOIS LEJEUNE, Architect
RENE GONZALEZ, Architect
CHAD OPPENHEIM, Architect
NATANIEL BELCHER, Architect
ROCCO CEO, Architect
ZEULER LIMA, Architect

Prize
1st PRIZE: Presentation to the government of the city of Miami in an exhibition at the University of Miami, 2 air tickets, USD 3,000 travel costs and Accommodation for 3 nights for 2 people
2nd PRIZE: USD 1,000
3rd PRIZE and 9 HONORABLE MENTIONS: ARQUITECTUM publication

Entry Fee
US $100~$225

Entries
1 digital image (jpec, 2600 height x 3500 width pixels)

Timetable
Jury evaluations: April 21st to May 20th, 2009
Winners announced: May 30th, 2009
Miami exhibition: July, 2009

Links
Past winners

Organizer
Arquitectum

Official Website
http://www.arquitectum.com/