BCC & Ridge Hospital Awarded
As of October 17, 2017, The Urban Land Institute Awards granted the ‘2017 Project of the Year’ award to the Brickell City Centre. The Swire team went on to take the stage, all receiving the award for this outstanding project.
A project that began in 2013, The Brickell City Centre was expected in becoming one of Miami's soon-to-be significant landmarks. The Centre completed phase 1 in late 2016, opening to the public with its multiple entertainment venues from retail to cinema as well as the innovative Climate Ribbon®. The Climate Ribbon®, being it’s one of its grand innovations, is a 100,000-square foot canopy over the walking streets of the Centre, intended to keep pedestrians while maintaining ecological standards.
The award ceremony went on to recognize Bernardo Fort Brescia –one of the founding principles of Arquitectonica- for the lifetime achievement award. Bernardo founded the architect group in 1977, going forth over the years to define modern Miami through its style of architecture as we see it today. 39 years later and Arquitectonica has over 850 architects with projects in 58 countries around the world. It has US offices in Miami, New York and Los Angeles, and 8 international offices in Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and South America. Bernardo himself has studied architecture and urban planning in Princeton and Harvard, followed by teaching at University of Miami back in 1975.
With all these achievements, the awards did not stop there. Arquitectonica received The Urban Design Merit Award of Excellence for the Brickell City Center Project at the 2017 AIA Miami Design Awards. At the same ceremony, Perkins + Will received a design award for the Ghana Ridge Hospital. Finally, Brickell City Center won ‘Best Mixed-Use Project’ at the 2017 SFBJ Structures Award Ceremony, awarded to Swire Properties.
We are very proud for these projects to be receiving such great praise, especially for our client Swire, as well as architects Arquitectonica and Perkins + Will to be recognized for their achievements. As the year comes to a close, we can look forward with an optimistically hopeful approach that our future projects receive these same kinds of recognition. Along with this celebration, we hope that the partners aforementioned continue on for great things to wherever the road may take them.