Landmark Miami Competition – Winning proposal (2nd place)
DESIGN TEAM: DAVID GIRALDEAU, ALEXANDRE GUILBEAULT
LOCATION: MIAMI, FLO, USA
AREA: 57 600 sq.ft.
SERVICE(S): SCHEMATIC DESIGN (CALL FOR PROPOSALS)
The concept of Lemonade Square is a perforated platform of 57,600 square feet, floating above the ground. Standing on delicate legs, this museum-like object succeeds at creating superimposed plazas with complementary characters. The upper part holds giant wading pools and allows people to escape from summer heat. Underneath, a glamourous public place benefits from surprising sunlight effects and offers to the city a unique contemplative site.
Featuring an unusual spatial configuration, this open space will have the quality to host, in a creative way, a variety of events and gatherings. This new architectural icon is hence more than a response to Miami’s tropical climate, it will also participate in the branding of a renewed identy for the downtown district. Setting up a high standard of urban development, it will inspire tourists and locals as well as other world’s metropolises.