dancing with architecture: MiCo in South Miami Beach
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Although we didn't explicitly set out to see Miami Contemporary architecture (MiCo), we did make of point of stopping in at the Herzog and de Meuron parking garage and the Gehry museum (and taking photos of various other MiCo structures).
The Herzog and de Meuron parking garage was stunning. The photo above is looking up at the different parking decks, none of which share the same footprint. There's retail on the ground floor, an odd-space-out glass retail space on the fifth floor, and a rooftop restaurant. The edge fencing was translucent wires, giving a very open and slightly dangerous feel to the space.
Miami Beach also sports an oddly calm Frank Gehry. The landscaping was the most interesting part with bougainvillea corrals sprouting on the grounds and an outdoor movie theater.
And then there were various interesting buildings we happened upon during our quests about town...