Two buildings being added to the new Miami Design District have recently surfaced. Sou Fujimoto, the hot hot architect of this year's Serpentine Pavilion in London is designing a retail building in the District's new Palm Court consisting of an elongated series of glass fins supporting two levels of retail under a "structural waterfall". It, one of the "cornerstones" of the whole neighborhood, will be completed in early 2014. Nearby, iwamatoScott is doing another of Miami's by now archetypical designer parking garages. What would the Design District be without at least one of those? The garage, which will have retail on the ground floor and be close to I-95 will serve double duty as sort of a billboard to the District with its abstract shapes and colors.
· Miami Design District City Garage [iwomatoScott]
· Sou Fujimoto designs a new building for the Miami Design District [Dezeen]