CÚRE & PENABAD Architecture and Urban Design

CÚRE & PENABAD Architecture and Urban Design

Coral Gables, FL | Guatemala City, GT


Sela Square

Vibrant neighborhoods rely on a rich offering of public amenities that support diverse urban experiences. Public spaces, including parks and plazas, are particularly important urban rooms that provide opportunities for individuals to gather collectively, creating a sense of community.

The project proposes a new dog park for a burgeoning community just north of Miami’s Design District. The street edge is lined with a thin, pink, metal building that houses both a small café and public bathrooms. A large passage at the center of the building (modeled on the covered space of the traditional dog-trot typology) provides a covered entry as well as a space of gathering. At the center of the parcel is the dog park, developed with a secured edge composed of fixed seating and landscape. The spaces surrounding the dog park are flexible and meant to be used for a variety of activities including temporary food festivals, art exhibitions, movie nights, etc. The overall project is defined by a pink, metal, screen wall that serves to define a new, public, outdoor room for the city.

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Little River, FL, US