Building Area: 22,880 SF
Building Status: Unbuilt
In an area of rapid gentrification where retail is squeezing out many of the artists, and the public spaces available are very few – Wynwood stands at a very delicate moment in time, where the very thing that makes it unique is in danger of being wiped away by development of banal retail buildings.
We created Wynwood 2.0 for the original developer and art collector that made Wynwood. They wanted an “evolution” of the Wynwood character which allowed for retail to co-exist with art. We recommended that the project take the Street Art concept a step further. We are co-creating the skin patterns of a metal skin with a local artists. We are using the roof of the building as “the fifth façade” and yet another canvas and public square.