MDC Parking Garage Plaza

Miami, FL

 

As part of the development of a new parking garage in downtown Miami, C+R was asked to design an urban plaza in a remnant portion of the site.  The plaza is designed as an urban oasis for students and youth in the surrounding downtown Miami.  Nestled between the campuses of Miami Dade College and the New World School of the Arts, the plaza allows a calm place for students to study and relax in a lush green environment in stark contrast to the existing urban environment.  The plaza design offers a variety of open spaces for impromptu performances and art exhibits as well as cozy modern furnishings with places to gather or lay on a lawn.  The adjacent white wall flanking the park is envisioned to be a new mural designed and implemented by the local youth and a backdrop for the new urban plaza.