Site could incorporate urban farming, sculpture and music

Miami launches international urban park competition

Real estate organisation Metro 1 has joined forces with DawnTown Miami to present an international ideas, design and build competition for ‘a true urban park’ in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District of Miami, Florida.

The winning design team will have its proposal realised as well as receiving a cash prize of $10,000.

Metro 1 has developed an important intersection leading into the heart of the city's arts district, known as the Wynwood Gateway Complex. Within this complex are two lots totalling 14,000 square feet, that have been dedicated for public green space.
The idea for the space is to bring the community together, as well as attracting visitors and tourists. Ideally, the space could incorporate elements of urban farming, art, sculpture, lighting, landscape and music. The site should reinforce sustainability ‘and also serve as a didactic environment where people can learn simply by being there’.
The Wynwood Gateway Park should also cater to many different types of people: ‘In the day time, families can meet here for gatherings, picnics, or simply to find a quiet place to do yoga or read. The space should also be able to cater afternoon and evening events, such as concerts, weddings and receptions.’

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