For the design of this project, Touzet Studio wanted to recognize the unique qualities of this artistic neighborhood and weave them together with inspiration from Wynwood’s rapidly vanishing industrial past. The area’s history lives on in the form of industrial plants and manufacturing warehouses that artists have used as their urban canvases. This project aspires to continue that intersection of art and architecture at a larger scale.
Miami is a young city with a rich collection of culturally distinct neighborhoods. In Touzet Studio’s approach to design, it is important to share history and tell stories through architecture of what each unique part of the city is all about. While researching the site, Touzet Studio found that it was once an iconic Coca Cola plant. As with many historic buildings in Miami, the identifying signs had been taken down some years ago and nothing remains. This project’s name, Wynwood Plant, honors that historic use and serves as a reminder to future generations of this neighborhood’s story.