This project grapples with the programming and urban composition of an underused space in the contemporary city. The site for inquiry is behind the Lincoln Road shopping district of Miami's South Beach and represents a typical development pattern to re-imagine.
Parking lots, loading docks, and abandoned office buildings yield place-less-ness. The goal of the project is to imagine diversity and defy the singular use on behalf of a neighborhood. Adding activities such as work/making (characterized by a film studio), play (parks), interaction (victory gardens), and living. The formal strategy used re-centers (pocket parks), re-emerges (topography), and re-scales (housing edge).
This is a detail of the project that demonstrates a linking threshold to draw together public spaces and industrial uses.