Building Area : 12,830 SF
Building Status : Unbuilt
Wynwood 2.0 was our study of facades to move beyond murals and into architecture and urban space making. What are the possibilities when artists can shape architectural skins and spaces beyond street murals?
This design was for a client who wanted to study the renovation of their existing one-story building and adjacent parcels in Wynwood. They wanted us to add glazing and a coherent design to the assemblage of existing warehouse buildings. All the adjacent areas were studied as potential urban spaces for cafes and public art. We proposed that the roof area as a significant design opportunity: a fifth façade designed to be seen from above as a composition which also could serve as urban space with pop-up retailers and roof deck and garden in a neighborhood with very little green public space.
A rain screen was designed for part of the façade to play with light and shadow in the interior as well as another opportunity to integrate art into the architecture. The façade glazing pattern was designed to allow sufficient contiguous space for local Artist to do significant pieces of mural art. (Mural art in concept study renderings by Jane Stark)