Metro 1 has partnered with DawnTown Miami to present an international ideas, design and build competition for a true urban park in the heart of the burgeoning Wynwood Arts District in Miami, Florida. The winning design team will have their idea and proposal built as well as a cash prize of $10,000.
The Competition Wynwood Gateway Park – Design Criteria Public space is a big problem in many Miami neighborhoods, specifically Wynwood. Currently, Wynwood has very limited public space. No dynamic urban neighborhood is complete without a variety of public and green spaces to engage the community. This competition seeks to help remedy this problem by asking designers to present a creative and unique concept for this ideally located Wynwood site that will be appropriate for the space and location. Metro 1 has developed an important intersection leading into the heart of the art’s district, known as the Wynwood Gateway Complex. Within this complex are two (2) 70’ x 100’ lots totaling 14,000sf that has been dedicated for public green space. The idea for the space is to bring the community together, as well as attract visitors and tourists. Ideally, the space could incorporate elements of urban farming, art, sculpture, lighting, landscaping and music. The site should reinforce sustainability, and also serve as a didactic environment where people can learn simply by being there. The Wynwood Gateway Park should also cater to many different types of people. In the day time, families can meet here for gatherings, picnics, or simply to find a quiet place to do yoga or read. The space should also be able to cater afternoon and evening events, such as concerts, weddings and receptions. The design criteria is ambitious but should be accounted for in the schemes. Proposals should be creative, innovative and yet sensible to the urban context. Competitors need to think about how to activate the site from an urban stand point, and not by filling it with a building. Candidates may also submit ideas for names of the space as well.
Round 1 – Call for Portfolios
As in similar design/build competitions, this project will be done in two (2) phases with the first round being a call for portfolios. Designers will be submitting portfolios that show off their best work, built and proposed. We want to see innovative and creative work. From there a group of finalists will be chosen to present schemes for the Park. Please download the competition brief for more details.
Registration Opens April 22 2014
Questions Deadline May 15 2014
Questions Answered May 18 2014
Materials and June 10 2014
Finalists Announced June 23 2014
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