Archinect - News 2014-12-18T19:36:21-05:00 Jeanne Gang's "Thinning Ice" exhibit in Miami Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-09T12:40:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T19:13:30-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Jeanne Gang] had just come back from a trip on which she&rsquo;d been using binoculars with Swarovski lenses and had become intrigued by the optical aspect of the crystal company&rsquo;s output. She had also become interested in James Balog&rsquo;s Extreme Ice Survey, a long-term project that documents glacier shrinkage using time-lapse photography [...] One challenge the studio faced was communicating the size of the glaciers photographed by Balog, and the extent of the devastation caused by global warming.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Rescue Plan for a Marooned Miami Stadium Alexander Walter 2014-11-26T13:49:00-05:00 >2014-11-30T11:57:25-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a young city predisposed to wrecking and rebuilding, impressive works of architecture can sometimes be discarded as effortlessly as last year&rsquo;s runway accessories. But Miami Marine Stadium, a bold structure on Biscayne Bay that sought to jolt the city into the future back in 1963, may prove a rare, stubborn exception. Abandoned and shuttered more than two decades ago, the Modernist stadium is in the midst of a turbulent, nearly seven-year effort by a nonprofit group [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Winners of the 2011 DawnTown Miami Floating Stage Competition</a></p> Get Lectured: University of Miami, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-10-06T13:30:00-04:00 >2014-10-14T13:04:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>For today, we have two posters from the University of Miami School of Architecture. First is their "Call to Order" lecture series, which is "thematically centered in the concept of a reappearence of a larger engagement with history, precedent and typology in the work of many architects practicing around the world."</p><p>The school's secondary series is titled "CURRENTS", which is dedicated to architects and designers visiting the Miami area, and are engaged in timely relevant topics.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Interviews in "Call to Order" begin at 12 p.m in Korach Gallery...</p> "Wynwood Greenhouse" gets 1st place in DawnTown’s Wynwood Gateway Park Competition in Miami Justine Testado 2014-09-30T17:21:00-04:00 >2014-10-01T23:15:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our friends at DawnTown continue to uphold innovative ideas in the Miami architecture scene with their Wynwood Gateway Park Competition. Just recently, the winners were announced for the international competition, which challenged participants to design a 14,000-sq.ft urban park and garden to be realized at the Wynwood Gateway Complex near Downtown Miami. The competition garnered over 238 submissions from interdisciplinary teams from over 20 countries.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Three winning teams were selected under anonymity by the jury:</p><ul><li>1ST PLACE (US$10,000): "Wynwood Greenhouse" by artist Jim Drain, landscape architect Roberto Rovira, and architect Nick Gelpi</li><li>2ND PLACE ($5,000): &ldquo;Graffito Green&rdquo; by Meyer + Silberberg Land Architects from Berkeley, California</li><li>3RD PLACE ($2,500): &ldquo;Wynwood Commons&rdquo; by Solid Objectives - Idenburg Liu/SO-IL from Brooklyn, New York</li></ul><p>Wynwood Greenhouse will be constructed and implemented as part of the second phase for the Wynwood Gateway Complex development, which will be built as a dynamic entryway for the Wynwood neighborhood.</p><p>Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previous DawnTown competitions</a>.</p> Is there a future for Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art? Alexander Walter 2014-08-21T14:33:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T09:53:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The difficulties faced by Moca in North Miami in recent years highlight the changing cultural landscape of Miami. Moca was once one of a very few contemporary art institutions in the wider metropolis, but it has faced increasing competition for resources and support in recent years. [...] The suit cites Art Basel Miami Beach and Pamm as posing &ldquo;new challenges to the relevancy and reputation of Moca&rsquo;s permanent art collection.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Fendi Launches First Luxury Residential Project Alexander Walter 2014-07-29T15:23:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T15:23:57-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The trend of Italian fashion firms co-developing luxury condominiums continues, with Fendi on July 28 becoming the latest brand to announce its first foray into a branded real estate project &mdash; partnering with the Ch&acirc;teau Group to develop Fendi Ch&acirc;teau Residences, a new and exclusive 12-story waterfront condominium building located in Miami, Florida two blocks south of The Bal Harbour Shops.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away Alexander Walter 2014-07-11T13:11:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T19:59:53-04:00 <img src="" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Low-lying south Florida, at the front line of climate change in the US, will be swallowed as sea levels rise. Astonishingly, the population is growing, house prices are rising and building goes on. The problem is the city is run by climate change deniers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Winners of the 2014 DawnTown Alternative Mobilities competition Justine Testado 2014-06-10T18:42:00-04:00 >2014-06-11T12:51:44-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Miami is one of several U.S. cities promoting the value of better city infrastructure and the existence of alternative modes of transportation, as emphasized in the Miami DDA Masterplan. In collaboration with the initiative, local non-profit group DawnTown hosted the Alternative Mobilities competition, which asked designers to create a new meeting space in Downtown Miami's Central Business District for people using these alternative transit strategies.</p></em><br /><br /><p>At the end of the competition, three winners were selected:</p><p><strong>1st place: </strong>"The Catalyst" by Studio GeKo - Bastian Gerner, Pola Rebecca Koch (Arhus, Denmark)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>2nd place: </strong>"Mobile Miami" by Jeff Jasinski and Matt Dureiko (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kent State University</a>, Cleveland, Ohio)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>3rd place:</strong> "MoPAD" by Michael Barker (New York City)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Check out videos of each winning submission below.</p> Miami Artist Destroyed $1M Ai Weiwei Vase Because PAMM "Only Displays International Artists" Alexander Walter 2014-02-18T15:00:00-05:00 >2014-02-18T16:54:38-05:00 <img src="" width="500" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Yesterday, art lovers around the world were shocked when someone strolled into the P&eacute;rez Art Museum Miami and destroyed a $1 million vase by Ai Weiwei. [...] The vandal is actually Maximo Caminero, a well-known local painter who has shown works at the Fountain Art Fair. He tells New Times that he destroyed the vase to make a point.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"I did it for all the local artists in Miami that have never been shown in museums here," he says. "They have spent so many millions now on international artists. It's the same political situation over and over again. I've been here for 30 years and it's always the same."</em></p> Finalists for DawnTown’s 2nd Design/Build Competition Justine Testado 2014-02-08T02:25:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T14:32:32-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fifteen finalists in DawnTown's second annual Design/Build Competition still have a chance to design the next temporary installation at HistoryMiami in Downtown Miami's Cultural Center.</p><p>In phase one of the competition, the jury received over 100 portfolio submissions from around the world -- although mostly from the U.S. Teams submitted works that conveyed their design philosophies.</p><p>The finalists have received the competition program and schedule.</p><p>The finalists are:</p><ul><li><strong>Dimitri Damiel Kim</strong> - Xmanifold ADRL, New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA</li><li><strong>Diogo Aguiar, Joao Jesus &amp; Teresa Otto</strong> - LIKE Architects, Porto, Portugal</li><li><strong>Emily Abruzzo &amp; Gerald Brodziak </strong>- Abruzzo Bodziak Architects, Brooklyn, NY</li><li><strong>Meg Jackson, Michael Gonzales &amp; Damian Artiega</strong> - MMD Design, Houston, TX</li><li><strong>Nils Rainer Schultz &amp; Hans Feyerabend</strong> - Berlin, Germany; Miami, FL</li><li><strong>Stewart Hicks &amp; Allison Newmeyer</strong> - Design With Company, Chicago, IL</li><li><strong>Katie MacDonald &amp; Kyle Schumann</strong> - After Architecture, New York, NY</li><li><strong>Wendy W Fok, Evelyn Tilney &amp; Jenny Chow</strong> - atel...</li></ul> The Pérez Art Museum Miami: Built for People Archinect 2013-12-13T19:44:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:50:42-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new P&eacute;rez Art Museum that opened here last week embodies a vernacular style&mdash;deep-shaded, loose-limbed and connected to the tropics&mdash;that should have been but never was because of those two invasive species, Art Deco and the air conditioner.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Editor's Picks #345 Nam Henderson 2013-12-10T10:33:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T10:13:26-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Space Oddity was conceived by rub-a-dub in 2012, while studying under the DRL at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, a post-professional MArch program. They state that while their proposal "is obviously not a viable option for actual space travel...Lately there has being a lot of noise about space design...We believe a lot of these projects are only solving technical issues". Fred Scharmen was intrigued "Very nice work. Thanks for posting this".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect, interviewed <em>rub-a-dub</em> (a team of Sebastian Andia, Rodrigo Chain, Apostolos Despotidis and Thomas T. Jensen) to learn about their project '<em>Space Oddity'</em>,&nbsp;for the latest edition of the <strong>Student Works</strong> series.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Space Oddity was conceived by rub-a-dub in 2012, while studying under the DRL at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, a post-professional MArch program</a>. They state that while their proposal "<em>is obviously not a viable option for actual space travel...the timing is ripe to imagine new versions of living and moving in space...Lately there has being a lot of noise about space design, including contour crafting and 3D printing amongst others. We believe a lot of these projects are only solving technical issues</em>".</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;was intrigued "<em>Very nice work. Thanks for posting this</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> The Observer published &lsquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miami's new vice &ndash; an addiction to star architects</a>&lsquo; in which Rowan Moore criticiz...</p> Preview The Pérez Art Museum Miami Ahead Of Its Art Basel Debut Archinect 2013-12-04T14:39:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:15:51-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Miami&rsquo;s new art museum, the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), opens on December 4th. The subtle building, designed by the Basel architecture firm, Herzog &amp; de Meuron, isn't exactly what you'd expect from a city that produced the Mediterranean Revival, Art Deco, Morris Lapidus, and Arquitectonica.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Miami's new vice – an addiction to star architects Alexander Walter 2013-12-03T16:46:00-05:00 >2013-12-03T17:04:15-05:00 <img src="" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The city has become a drop-off point for the migrant tribe of global super-rich, who feel the need to keep homes in London, New York, perhaps Moscow or an Asian city, and now Miami. [...] At times, Miami seems to be following a London formula: property speculation + contemporary art + restaurant boom + cultural diversity = dynamic world city. It is easy to see where it all gets a bit shallow, starting with the sudden mania for collecting big-name architects.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Formlessfinder Pile It On For Art Basel Miami Beach Archinect 2013-12-02T14:35:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T19:36:24-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="267" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The director of exhibitions at Design Miami heard about the duo's eagerness to move beyond traditional forms and building materials, and asked them to submit a design for the entrance to the annual fair's pavilion at Art Basel Miami Beach 2013. "We got a cold call in late May, and it all happened at a fairly quick pace," says Ricciardi. "We had two weeks to develop a concept, and within a week they let us know that we had been selected."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Herzog & de Meuron designs $131m art oasis in Miami Archinect 2013-11-22T14:54:00-05:00 >2013-11-22T16:27:40-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="198" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Swiss architecture firm Herzog &amp; de Meuron went tropical to design an alluring home for a museum long stifled by a bad building in an unfortunate location. The Perez now has a shot at establishing itself as a major destination.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Sou Fujimoto designs new mixed-use building for Miami Design District’s Palm Court Justine Testado 2013-10-01T20:52:00-04:00 >2013-10-02T11:46:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Miami Design District recently revealed the design plan for its new mixed-use building commissioned to award-winning architect Sou Fujimoto. Set to be constructed in Miami's largely pedestrian Palm Court, the new building will be a vibrant addition to the neigborhood.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Goodbye, Miami: Why the City Is Doomed to Drown Alexander Walter 2013-06-24T17:59:00-04:00 >2013-06-28T16:29:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>By century's end, rising sea levels will turn the nation's urban fantasyland into an American Atlantis. But long before the city is completely underwater, chaos will begin</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Miami Herald obituary writer pens a farewell to the Miami Herald building Archinect 2013-05-17T13:52:00-04:00 >2013-05-27T20:37:20-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="242" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One Herald Plaza, the bayfront behemoth from which generations of journalists fanned out across South Florida &mdash; and at times the world &mdash; to cover the news, passed into history on Thursday after succumbing to a real estate deal. &hellip; She was 60.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> DawnTown Announces Landmark Miami Competition Winners Alexander Walter 2013-05-09T18:08:00-04:00 >2013-05-13T20:20:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three winners and one honorable mention have been announced in DawnTown Miami's 2013 ideas competition entitled Landmark Miami. This year&rsquo;s theme focused on how cities are instantly identified by the individual structures within them. [...] architects and designers were tasked with creating an iconic architectural piece that contributes to the image of Miami.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> DawnTown Design/Build Competition Winner on View in Miami Alexander Walter 2013-04-15T19:44:00-04:00 >2013-04-17T14:23:59-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you're in Miami these days, make sure to visit the exhibit of Up-Downtown, the winning entry of DawnTown&rsquo;s inaugural Design/Build competition [...]. Up-Downtown, the successful collaboration between Jacob Brillhart (Miami, FL) and Manuel Clavel-Rojo (Murcia, Spain), interactively presents the rapid rise of downtown Miami over an extended period of time.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> DawnTown Miami Unveils Winner of its First Design/Build Competition Alexander Walter 2013-01-21T17:28:00-05:00 >2014-02-26T22:47:51-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>DawnTown, well known for its annual design ideas competitions for Miami, has announced the winner of its inaugural Design/Build competition. Over 110 submissions competed to design a low cost, temporary installation on the topic of Evolution in Miami. From a narrowed-down list of 16, the jury finally selected the international collaboration between Manuel Clavel-Rojo (Murcia, Spain) and Jacob Brillhart (Miami, Florida) as the winners.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Zaha Hadid to design Miami tower Archinect 2012-12-19T13:08:00-05:00 >2012-12-24T15:23:32-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hadid&rsquo;s tower will be built at the site that is now occupied by the BP Station at 1000 Biscayne Boulevard, directly across from Museum Park. The selection of Hadid was confirmed Monday by the investment group behind 1000 Biscayne Tower, which is managed by local developers Gregg Covin and Louis Birdman.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> eleven eleven, a film on H&dM's Miami parking garage Archinect 2012-12-12T14:41:00-05:00 >2012-12-27T13:33:17-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's known as Eleven Eleven, and it has changed people&rsquo;s perception about what a utilitarian structure can be; and has ignited conversations worldwide about its design and use. This garage has reshaped the urban fabric of the city and people are going there to get married, relax, and enjoy a cocktail.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Pharrell Talks Jean Prouvé, Gio Ponti, Zaha Hadid, And “Other Super Genius Guys” at Design Miami/ Archinect 2012-12-10T18:19:00-05:00 >2013-01-04T16:44:25-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The budding industrial designer also gave his top picks from the fair, which unsurprisingly all feature bright swaths of primary colors: a Charlotte Perriand bookshelf from Galerie Downtown accented with yellow squares; a Pierre Guariche chair from Demisch Danant, a Riteveld chair from Galerie Vivid; and a desk from Galleria Rossella Colombari by Gio Ponti, whom he was so delighted to have discovered: &ldquo;He tried to make the office fun!&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Gehry to Turn Bacardi Complex Into Arts Campus Archinect 2012-10-05T12:56:00-04:00 >2012-10-08T18:34:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Gehry will not change the signature Bacardi buildings themselves, whose exteriors were landmarked in 2009 and have long been admired for their tropical, Latin-infused take on Modernism, except to make interior alterations. But he will create a park and replace an existing office building &mdash; which is not landmarked &mdash; with a new performing arts center of his design.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Recap of DawnTown Miami | The First Four Years of Ideas Alexander Walter 2011-11-28T18:11:20-05:00 >2011-11-28T18:14:53-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>DawnTown Miami | The First Four Years of Ideas, the exhibition on the eponymous annual architectural design competition for Downtown Miami, ended last week. Over the past four years, DawnTown Miami has challenged architects, urban designers, and artists, to propose their visions for neglected spaces in Florida's largest city [...]. The First Four Years of Ideas took a look back at the very best works produced from these competitions.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> DawnTown Miami Exhibition Opens Next Week Alexander Walter 2011-10-31T14:34:45-04:00 >2011-10-31T14:38:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="129" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you happen to be in Miami, Florida this November, make sure to check out the upcoming exhibition DawnTown Miami | The First Four Years of Ideas which will open on November 9th, 2011 at the University of Miami School of Architecture. The opening and reception begins at 6:30pm at the Irvin Korach Gallery, and marks the first retrospective ever produced by DawnTown.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Find images of the winning DawnTown Miami projects from the previous four years in the image gallery below.</p> Zaha Hadid Chosen to Design Miami Beach Parking Garage Archinect 2011-09-16T18:54:26-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="412" height="436" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Architect Zaha Hadid has been chosen by the City of Miami Beach to design its newest parking garage at Collins Park, a neighborhood that&rsquo;s home to the Miami City Ballet, the Bass Museum, the City Library as well as the Gansevoort, W and Setai luxury hotels. Collins Park is also just blocks away from the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center and the popular automobile-free Lincoln Road Mall.</p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &ldquo;This is a great opportunity for the City of Miami Beach to expand its commitment to leading edge architectural design&rdquo;</p> <p> Consistently sought-after, Hadid is the architect of the Aquatic Center for the 2012 London Olympics, the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, and has designed major building structures for BMW and around the world in Barcelona, Abu Dhabi and Cardiff, Wales. Hadid, the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize - the profession's highest honor - joins the growing list of world renowned architects who have gained international ...</p> Winners of the 2011 DawnTown Miami Floating Stage Competition Alexander Walter 2011-05-04T13:25:00-04:00 >2014-11-26T13:50:15-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five winners have just been announced at the 2011 edition of DawnTown Miami. The annual architecture ideas competition seeks to bring creative, innovative, and inspiring new solutions to Downtown Miami and to the City of Miami at large.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Now in its fourth year, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DawnTown</a> partnered with a local historic preservation group to help bring prominence to an early piece of Miami's modern architecture period. The competition invited designers to envision a complimenting structure to the Miami Marine Stadium, aiming to make it a great event space once again -- paired with a new <em>Floating Stage</em>.</p>