C+R’s new plaza at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Parking Garage in the heart of Downtown Miami is almost complete! Nestled between the campus’ of Miami Dade College and the New World School of the Arts, the plaza allows an oasis 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. Expected completion is Fall 2016!
Project Credits : Aida Curtis (Managing Principal), TJ Marston (Lead Designer/Project Manager), Ruben Colon, Julio Persivale
C+R is honored to receive 2 awards this year by the Florida American Society of Landscape Architects (FLASLA) . The 2016 FLASLA Design Awards program “encourages the advancement, expansion, and recognition of the Landscape Architecture profession. As Landscape Architects, let us honor projects that blend environmental and artistic principles, emphasizing beauty, function, and the environment. These works of excellence that represent the value inherent to Landscape Architecture.”
The Naturalized Roadways concept received the Award of Excellence in the Conceptual category, while Garden of the Arts received an Award of Merit in the Open Space Category. We are proud of our entire team for their hard work and dedication to the advancement of our profession.
Keep reading to learn more about these award winning projects.
We are proud to announce the Grand Opening of Hialeah’s Garden of the Arts! The design of the Garden of the Arts transforms an underutilized transmission corridor into a lush outdoor museum featuring art installations from world renowned artists as well as a 1/2 mile walking trail, a garden amphitheater with elevated stage, and rollings hills of tropical and native plant species. The opening was held on September 25th and was presented by the City of Hialeah Mayor, Carlos Hernandez.
- Click here to see a video from the local news station featuring the park opening, local artists, and reactions and support from the local neighborhood!
- For more information about the park design click here.
- For directions to visit the park, click here.
In 2011 C+R was asked to study the US1 Corridor paying particular attention to the underutilized land under the existing metrorail. Our team felt strongly that we needed not only to enhance the land under the metro, but envision this space as a new urban multiuse park traveling the length of US-1 from Brickell to Pinecrest and beyond. After all, there are shiny new parks in city’s popping up all over the world revitalizing urban space attached to existing and old transportation networks. The Highline by JCFO being the most prominent example.
One of the last remnant parks displaying the historic art-deco architecture in Sunny Isles, this oceanfront park in the heart of the city required a new functional design sensitive to its historic elements and the natural ecology of the area.
C+R is proud to unveil our design for this new park in Hialeah, Florida! Hialeah Cultural Park is envisioned to be a lush tropical park tucked into a quiet urban community. The neighborhood has little to no existing public space amenities, so the City of Hialeah working with FPL (Florida Power and Light) found a creative way to provide much needed green space. The land, donated by FPL, is an existing FPL transmission right-of-way currently not accessible to the public. Our design team including engineers RJ Behar and Associates worked with FPL to create a park which fits the functional requirements of a transmission right-of-way while providing a meandering path through rich vegetation for people to stroll and learn about the rich history of Hialeah.
C+R is excited to show the sneak peak preview of the newly completed green roof we designed in collaboration with HOK at the New Miami Dade Children’s Courthouse. The drought tolerant plant materials are planted in soft curvy beds reminiscent from above of the patterns and textures created in the Everglades by slowly moving water.