Opulence, desire, and excess feed into Miami’s all-encompassing allure - an allure that few can experience and afford. This is not a coincidence either. Miami has been overrun with developers who enlist starchitects to fulfil their lavish dreams. As such, Miami has become the graveyard of architecture - Miami is America’s Dubai.
Now, imagine a building that is easy to construct, cheap to maintain, and can begin generating a capital before it is dried in… What you are thinking of is Park Miami. Park Miami is a new hospitality model that creatively interprets Miami Beach’s current zoning, and by doing so provides a luxury that is both accessible and desirable. A Neo Banal model of hospitality whose value proposition provides incremental tiers of accessible luxury. One pays for what they need, not what they can afford.
Currently, Miami Beach zoning sets up for a drab urbanity driven by the unit correlation of parking to living, which yields the unnecessary, uninteresting parking plinth that bolsters yet another Miami condo tower. What if we got rid of the parking plinth altogether. Hiding it within the tower and rethinking the plinth as a series of nuanced public places. The tower is then left to house everything else, parking included.