The Miami Design District has revealed plans for a new mixed-use retail space designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. Fujimoto's design takes inspiration from Miami rainstorms and the movement of waterfalls with its two-story tall "glass fins" that connect the storefronts and the courtyards.
Craig Robins, president of the real estate development company Dacra responsible for the district, says that they are "firmly committed to distinctive architecture and design as a way to realize our vision of enhancing and ultimately transforming the neighborhood. Creating engaging mixed retail and public spaces is integral to a thriving community." As a neighborhood on the rise with high-end retailers like Bulgari, Burberry, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Hublot, and Tom Ford recently joining the already impressive list of designers with stores in the area, aesthetically pleasing and innovative architectural design like this can only help with the transformation.
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