SHoP reveals design for downtown Miami’s proposed “Innovation District”
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Often called the Capital of Latin America, Miami is a major global center of culture and commerce. The city has been identified as the richest city in the United States and the fifth richest city globally by purchasing power yet it lacks key of a true
Often called the Capital of Latin America, Miami has been identified as the richest city in the United States, the fifth richest globally by purchasing power, yet it lacks key characteristics of a true world city, such as comprehensive public transit and dense development that may attract powerful tech companies. To fill this gap, SHoP Architects and West 8, in partnership with developer Michael Simkins, have proposed the construction of a four-block “Innovation District,” which incorporates urban density and modern amenities into its design. In the midst of Miami’s current construction boom, the developers hope that the Innovation District will foster the growth of creative technology industries in Miami.