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Curbed Cup Round 1: Edgewater Versus Coconut Grove

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The Curbed Cup, our annual award for the Miami neighborhood of the year, is kicking off with 8 areas vying for the prestigious (fake) trophy. This week we'll have two matchups per day, and all the results and the full tournament bracket will be reviewed on Friday. Voting for each pairing ends 24 hours after it begins. Let the eliminations commence!

It's been a big year for Edgewater, the 'next Brickell' as some call it. Fairholme Capital is planning an architecturally ambitious private museum with monumentally scaled works of art by Richard Serra and James Turrell. The Frank Gehry-designed YoungArts campus at the Bacardi Building is still in the planning stages. The Related Group topped off on its Icon Bay condo project and broke ground at the megaproject known as Paraiso, both in Edgewater, and are advocating for a baywalk called the Biscayne Line to connect the entire neighborhood. Finally, the Melo Group is doing what promises to be their best tower with Aria on the Bay.

In Coconut Grove, Grove at Grand Bay, the twin-twisty towers designed by Bjarke Ingels, continues to rise. A few doors down, fellow starchitect Rem Koolhaas is planning a trio of condo towers called Park Grove. Keep heading south and you'll find La Brisa, a spectacular Mediterranean Revival house which, at $65 million, is Miami's most expensive listing. The Grove is getting a new waterfront park called Regatta Park where the old Expo Center used to stand. Plans to save the Coconut Grove Playhouse are ongoing. Oh, and Vizcaya has been looking REALLY good lately.

Poll results

· Curbed Cup 2014 coverage [Curbed Miami]