The retail village in Miami is our first project in the USA. Eight duplex stores compose the building that seeks an exclusive character. By cantilevering the upper floor, people are invited to stop and admire the storefronts.
location: Miami, Florida, USA
Program: duplex high-fashion stores
client: Miami Design District
size / value: ,500 m2
commission type: Direct commission (2015)
status: Completed (2017)
photo credits: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, Robin Hill
Although each store has its own identity, the complex communicates one unique atmosphere to the passer-by. Moreover, the uncommon form raises curiosity. Shopping malls cannot be banal. The wood tectonic refers to a craft spirit that is reflected in the exclusivity of its tenants.
Our vision for Miami South Bird is to inspire a luxurious life experience, not only financially but also civilizational. The iconic structure is part of a permanent dialogue between trading and culture.
REIULF RAMSTAD ARKITEKTER
Reiulf Ramstad Architects (RRA) is an independent Oslo-based architectural firm with a high level of expert knowledge and a distinct ideology. The firm has a strong conceptual approach combined with experience from numerous past accomplished projects. RRA has a permanent staff consisting of 16 graduate architects, 4 associated partners, one managing director, 2 administrative staff, and 2-4 permanent openings for architectural students.
Over the years RRA has produced a wide range of innovative and ground breaking projects with an exceptional variation of scale and programs. We have earned a reputation for creating bold, simple architecture with a strong connection to the Scandinavian context and the impressive Scandinavian landscape in particular. Common for all our projects are that they are driven by a genuine dedication to humanist values. We build in both urban and rural areas, all over Norway and recently our projects are increasingly gaining attention also Trollstigen National Tourist Route outside of Norway.