Herzog & de Meuron Basel Ltd.
4056 Basel, Switzerland
Phone: +41 61 385 5757
Miami Beach, USA
The mixed use development called 1111 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach comprises four different parcels.
An existing building, the former Suntrust building, is renewed since the bank has left the building to be accommodated around the corner. A mixed use structure for parking, retail and a private residence becomes attached to the Suntrust building. A two-story building with the relocated bank on the ground floor and four residences on the upper floor faces Alton Road, with a landscaped alley and surface parking lot behind it.
1111 includes the transformation of the massive Suntrust Bank building from the 1970s into a publicly accessible place. The lowest floorplate of the car park cuts away a large part of the ground floor of this building, creating a fully glazed, kinked storefront all along Lincoln Road. The new structure slips under and opens up the heavy concrete building for 16 tenants who bring new brands to Lincoln Road Mall, from Y3 to Osklen to Taschen to Nespresso, from clothes to books to coffee and so forth. A new entry and an open, lit staircase in one of the existing corner towers of the Suntrust building indicate the new rooftop restaurant, which offers exquisite views over the Art Deco District and the Miami Beach skyline alongside the Atlantic Ocean.
The new Suntrust Bank is a kind of “architecture with no architects”- it tries not to make an architectural statement towards Alton Road, next to the rather expressive car park. It is a two-story stucco building with the bank on the ground floor and four identical, introverted houses on the upper floor. As the site has no views to offer, the scenery for the apartments is created by two carefully landscaped courtyards, and the facade expresses nothing more than the stairs behind a white ornamental lattice.
Finally, Lincoln Road Mall itself has been redesigned between 1111 and the cinema across the street. Before the transformation, this last block was still open for automobile traffic. The full width of the street is paved in black and white stripes of natural stone, from façade to façade, creating a generous common plaza with groups of trees of substantial age and size. Restaurants are limited in number in order to keep a large area of “commerce free” public space – instead of chairs and tables there are benches and water features inviting visitors to sit down and relax. A glass pavilion by Dan Graham raises the status of the plaza to yet another level.
Herzog & de Meuron, 2010
Subtropical flora is cleared on Lincoln Road in the course of developing Miami Beach.
Sketches and illustrations for mixed use of the garage.
Urban strategies to connect the pedestrian zone on Lincoln Road with the surroundings.
Relationship between program and structure.
Studies for the load-bearing structure of the variously cantilevered decks.
Testing the vertical supports.
A new plaza in front of the garage echoes the shaded open-air architecture of the pedestrian zone.
Full-scale tests of vertical supports and construction of various forms.
The stairs designed as a vertical pilgrimage for pedestrians.
Penthouse as a modernistic residence on top of the garage and apartments in the lower building next door.
The open garage with views and multifunctional decks of varying height.
A popular venue for various events.
A distinctive architectural sculpture as a landmark that revitalizes a neglected neighborhood.
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