Keeping current North Miami
About the Project
The Van Alen Institute, in collaboration with the City of North Miami and Urban Impact Lab, organized a design competition to transform a vacant, flood-prone lot into a more useful, creative community space.
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On July 12, 2019, three design teams (design competition finalists) participated in a public presentation where they unveiled design concepts to members of the public and a jury. Each team presented details on how they would approach the challenge of transforming an often-flooded, vacant lot in a North Miami neighborhood into a more useful community space.
A team with local roots, Department Design Office, was selected as final winners of the design competition. Their concept, “Good Neighbor”, best addressed key concerns and opportunities. Read the full press release here.
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Sunday, December 15, 2019, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Block Party & Ribbon Cutting
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more about this project
In the early 2019, Van Alen worked with the City of North Miami to issue a request for proposals from local, national, and international experts. Over 30 design teams responded and submitted proposals. In May 2019, three design teams were selected to compete in a final design competition before the final winner was selected recently.
In early July, the three teams previously selected to participate in the design competition spent several days in the City of North Miami. They visited the project site and met with municipal representatives, community members, and interested stakeholders in an effort to fully understand the community’s concerns and desires.
Visit the full project website./ Visita el sitio web completo del proyecto./ Vizite sit entènèt konplè pwojè a. https://www.vanalen.org/projects/keeping-current/#repetitive-loss-properties