Herzog & de Meuron
Project
2006-2010
Realization
2010-2013
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Process

The offshore stilt houses of Miami, trees and support structures as point of reference.

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One of the few public pieces of land along Biscayne Bay is available for a new art museum; the adjoining Bicentennial Park is to be revitalized.

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Within two days, preliminary concepts are drawn up, proposing different types of volumes.

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Diverse exhibition spaces loosely arranged within a basic layout determine the shape of the museum.

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The exhibition floors of the museum are raised above ground to avoid flooding. They form an open, floating structure between ground and roof area.

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Layers of the building: parking level, two floors of exhibition spaces, offices, and roof structure.

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Studies for incorporating local vegetation and a hanging garden into the museum and the veranda.

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Auditorium and stairs form a multifunctional space between the two exhibition floors.

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Concrete is used in a variety of ways, partially in response to the subtropical coastal climate: poured (A), planed (B), roughened (C), polished (D).

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A mock-up is made to test concrete surfaces, exhibition spaces, and materials.

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Building the load-bearing structure of concrete elements with supports up to two stories high.

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In its completed form, PAMM is a facade-free building that can be accessed from all four sides.

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In the new museum, hybrid, flowing zones for reception, exhibitions, restaurant and lectures, embedded galleries and the intimate reading niches throughout create a diversity of spatial experiences.

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Drawings

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Team

Facts

Client
Miami Art Museum
Planning
This project was developed in collaboration with an architect licensed in the state of Florida acting as the "Architect of Record". Herzog & de Meuron is not licensed to practice architecture in the state of Florida.
Design Consultant: Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland
Executive Architect: Handel Architects, New York, NY, USA
HVAC Engineering: Arup, London, New York, UK, USA
Plumbing Engineering: JALRW, Doral, FL, USA
Landscape Design: GEO Architectonica, Miami, FL, USA
Structural Engineering: Arup, London, New York, UK, USA
Structural Engineering (Local): Douglas Wood, Coral Gables, FL, USA
Cost Consultant: Stuart-Lynn Company, New York, NY, USA
Hanging Gardens: Patrick Blanc, Paris, France
Specialist / Consulting
Acoustics Consulting: Harvey Marshall Berling Associates, New York, NY, USA
Building Code Consulting: Schirmer Engineering, White Plains, NY, USA
Civil Engineering: ADA Engineer, Doral, FL, USA
Concrete Consulting: Reginald Hough, New York, NY, USA
Facade Engineering: Front , New York, NY, USA
Fire Protection Consulting: JALRW, Doral, FL, USA
Lighting Consulting: Arup, London, New York, UK, USA
Sustainability Consulting: Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
Security: Lane Consultants, Greenwood Village, CO, USA
Vertical Circulation Consulting: Jenkins & Huntington Inc, New York, NY
Wood Consulting: Stephen Smulski, Shutesbury, MA, USA
Textiles Consulting: Michele Rondelli, Zurich, Switzerland
Building Data
Site Area: 153'074 sqft, 14'221 sqm
Gross floor area (GFA): 119'749 sqft, 11'125 sqm
GFA above ground: 119'749 sqft, 11'125 sqm
Number of levels: 4
Footprint: 92'545 sqft, 8'597 sqm
Length: 384 ft, 117 m
Width: 240 ft, 73 m
Height: 70 ft, 21 m
Facade surface: 55'714 sqft, 5'176 sqm
Links
www.pamm.org

Bibliography

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Luis Fernández-Galiano (Ed.): “Arquitectura Viva Monografias. Herzog & de Meuron 2013-2017.” Vol. No. 191-192, Madrid, Arquitectura Viva SL, 12.2016.

Vladimir Kulic: “Umjetnost umjetnosti / The Art of Understatement.” In: “Oris. Magazine for Architecture and Culture.” Vol. No. 93, Zagreb, Arhitekst, 2015. pp. 8-23.

Alastair Gordon: “In excess-driven Miami, Design Gurus should take a few Lessons from Nature.” In: “The Miami Herald Online.” Miami, Miami Herald Company, 13.02.2015.

“Jacques Herzog: The Pérez Art Museum ‘is a naked structure’.” Interview with Jacques Herzog. Dezeen Magazine and MINI World Tour, 11 December 2013

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Caroline Roux: “Architect Christine Binswanger on Pérez Art Museum Miami.” In: “Financial Times.” London, The Financial Times Ltd, 29.11.2013.

Rowan Moore: “Miami’s new Vice – an Addiction to star Architects.” In: “The Observer.” London, 01.12.2013.

Luis Fernández-Galiano (Ed.): “Arquitectura Viva Monografías. Herzog & de Meuron 2005-2013.” Vol. No. 157/158, Madrid, Arquitectura Viva SL, 09.2012.

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Herzog & de Meuron: “Work in Progress. Herzog & de Meuron’s Miami Art Museum.” Exh. Cat. “Work in Progress: Herzog & de Meuron’s Miami Art Museum.” Miami Art Museum. 1 December 2007 – 6 April 2008. Miami, Miami Art Museum, 2007. Out of print.

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