Em Miami, a garagem saiu da escuridão para tomar lugar central no palco arquitetônico da cidade. Foram projetadas nas ilustres pranchetas de Frank Gehry, Herzog & de Meuron, da coletiva Arquitectonica a da primeira dama da arquitetura mundial, Zaha Hadid.
Mas as garagens institucionais não são as únicas arrebatando as manchetes dos jornais e capas das revistas de arquitetura. No setor residencial, se destaca o mais novo projeto do empresário Gil Dezer em Sunny Isles: a Porshe Design Tower. A arrojada torre residencial, um cilindro de 57 andares contendo apenas 132 apartamentos, oferecerá garagem automatizada que permitirá que residentes levem seus carros a porta do apartamento. Considerando o numero de Porshes, Ferraris e Lamborghinis nas ruas de Miami — e o zelo de seus donos — a torre será um sucesso.
Outro projeto residencial elevando o conceito de garagem é o prédio Brickell House na área de Downtown em Miami. O condominio oferecerá serviço de manobrista robotizado para 480 carros. Segundo o empreendedor, o residente chamará o veiculo por meio de aplicativos e em 3 minutos este estará a disposição.
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In Miami, the garage is coming out of darkness to take its place on the center of the architectural stage of the city. Some came out of the drawing boards of Frank Gehry, Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid and Miami’s iconic firm, Arquitectonica.
The evolution of Miami’s garages — from parking areas to civic forums — is the fruit of the ripening of the city as a major metropolitan center and its quest to maximize space and create new retail experiences. The new garages house award winning restaurants, shops and event areas. Herzog & de Meuron’s 1111 Lincoln Road is the most celebrated of them all. The $65 million project offers breathtaking views of the city and it is the location of fantastic parties, events and a hot new restaurant, Juvia. On the ground floor transients will find internationally known brands such as Osklen and Tashen Books and a modern public space designed by landscape architect Raymond Jungles.
The garage of the New World Symphony, designed by architect Frank Gehry is a monument of light. It utilizes the most sophisticated LED technology, and it follows a cycle that changes the colors of the facade several times per hour. However, the most awaited project is the futuristic garage designed by Zaha Hadid’s that will cost the city $ 12.5 million and will be situated 3 blocks from the beach. It is a mixture the tropical modernism of Niemeyer and the rotundas of Frank Lloyd Wright. The project will bring a little Dubai exuberance to Miami.
However, institutional garages are not the only ones snatching newspapers headlines and architectural magazine covers. In the residential sector, developers are putting more and more thought and cash onto their garages. Amongst the projects, the most astonishing is Gil Dezer’s Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles. The cylindrical residential tower will have 57 floors and 132 apartments. It will offer an automated garage that will allow residents to bring their cars to their apartment door. Taking in consideration the number of Porshes, Ferraris and Lamborghinis in the streets of Miami Beach on a Saturday night the concept will be a success.
Another residential project bringing the concept of garage to new heights is the Brickell House’s garage in Downtown Miami. The building will offer automated valet service for 480 cars. According to the developer, residents will call their vehicles through a smart phone app and in 3 minutes the vehicle will be available.