FR-EE received an invitation from Emilio Estefan, one of the most important figures in entertainment, to design a mixed-use building in the very heart of Miami’s Arts & Entertainment District, a neighborhood that has undergone significant transformation over the last 15 years.
The 50,000 m2 site fronts three streets and a busy Metromover station, and is near the area’s extraordinary array of cultural institutions and galleries.
FR-EE’s design emulates the city’s diversity, embodied in the different programs housed in a single volume—retail, services, commercial offices, and apartments. The building’s shifting plates are both metaphor and gesture, signifying the musical energy behind its inspiration.
The architectural strategy of E.E. Miami emphasizes the milestones of its surroundings, while maintaining view corridors of the bay and beyond plus the beach from the southeastern side. Changes in color—light green at the lower levels transforming to magenta as it ascends—and the height variations of the parapets, which can be used for advertising wrapping the building’s parking levels—give a dramatic dynamism to the facade. “This is a celebration of dancing, of energy and music, according to the profile of our client”, explains Fernando Romero.
48,309 m² /
The client is one of the most important music producers of our age. The building is a mixed-use complex showcasing the city’s colorful identity centered on music, energy, dynamism and diversity. The project combines retail and residential apartments with amenities, offices and a restaurant.
Fernando Romero, Mauricio Ceballos, Sergio Rebelo, Alba Díaz, Pedro Ramírez de Aguilar, Fatimah Azzara, Libia Castilla, Diego Velázquez, Alonso Rosales, Robert Mosby.