Colour is shortlisted for Miami park design competition

UK firm is finalist for Miami gateway park
UK firm is finalist for Miami gateway park

UK landscape architecture, masterplanning and urban design studio Colour, has been selected as one of 11 teams to submit designs for Wynwood Gateway Park, Miami’s epicentre of arts, fashion and creativity.

The practice, based in London and Newcastle, is one of 11 finalists to have been selected from a total of 238 international entries.

The competition was conceived by South Florida real estate company Metro 1, in conjunction with local architectural non-profit organisation Dawntown, and with the support of the American Institute of Architecture (AIA).

Wynwood has a lack of public green space, and the competition seeks ambitious schemes for a 1,300 square metre pocket park with varied day-time and night-time uses. The new park should be a community hub for leisure and learning, serving the vibrant and diverse neighbourhood, as well as stimulating the tourist economy. Colour has been interested in designing in America for a long time, says managing director Peter Owens. ‘Wynwood in particular presents very exciting opportunities with its vibrant arts scene, changing urban fabric and demographic dynamics. The worldwide interest in this competition was always going to be high, but we always felt that our iterative approach to community, aesthetics and environment was very relevant to the area.’

The winning plan will be built and implemented as part of the second phase of Metro 1’s Wynwood Gateway complex, a commercial development that forms an important intersection leading into the heart of the region’s arts district.

 

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