miami municipal courthouse

architecture

12/10/2012

Miami Municipal Courthouse

Location | Miami, FL

A finalist in the Cripe and Kawneer design competition in Miami adjacent to the Federal Courthouse.

The Miami Municipal Courthouse was designed as a competition with minimal security requirements and an interest in providing social public space.  The fluid site planning and resulting building form evolved from an intent to connect the adjacent modes of public transit through public plaza space that could gracefully cradle the courthouse as well as to act as an aesthetically appropriate terminus for a significant pedestrian corridor from the bay to the site.   This site design ties together a station for the Metromover, a bus station and a regional train station.  The design then progressed utilizing the drivers of guided circulation and sustainable systems integration.  The final design contains extensive daylighting strategies as well as water retention and control elements.

Miami Municipal Courthouse Team: Benjamin Greenberg | Paul Lindsay

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