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BUILDING A DAY: October 24, 2014

1111 Lincoln Road
Miami, Florida

Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
Photos: Andrew Wall


?In America, architecture is all about cladding. That the building is just bones and muscles is one of its most interesting aspects. It’s like a stadium or a train station in its rawness, but it has refined detailing.?
Jacques Herzog
Art Basel Miami Beach 2007

The Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, who won the Pritzker Prize in 2001, designed 1111 Lincoln Road. The internationally known firm is best known for designing the ?bird’s nest? stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Tate Modern and the new Pérez Art Museum, Miami.

The 300-car, mixed-use parking garage opened in 2010 and has been highly acclaimed for the revitalization of Lincoln Road and for the reinterpretation of the parking garage building type.

Described as a ?high-design deck of cards? seven thin concrete slabs rest on sculptural canted columns. The 125-foot-tall structure is anchored by storefronts on the ground floor designed for retail and restaurant establishments and is topped by a 10,000 square foot restaurant and a 5,200 square foot penthouse designed for the developer, Robert Wennett, with exterior terraces designed by landscape architect Raymond Jungles.

The floors in the garage rise in height up to 34 feet; contain art installations, an internal staircase and a glass cube that houses a retail space. The structure has gained notoriety as a sought after event and community space for cultural events and private parties.

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