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GELPI Projects is awarded first place in the international design competition for the Wynwood Gateway Park Competition in Miami's Wynwood neighborhood. GELPI Projects' proposal WYNWOOD GREENHOUSE was selected from among 238 submissions from 23 countries and is intended to be built within the next year.

Nick Gelpi assembled the interdisciplinary team, and led the design collaboration from his office on Lincoln Road.

The design features an undulating roof structure with two roofpeaks replica watches uk on the 28th Street elevations referencing the two single family homes which previously existed on the site. As the two roofs merge and interact pitching and warping they blend into a playful hovering roofscape, relying on the familiar domestic roof shapes peaks, dormers and eaves. This lightweight framework additionally rolex replica served as a system for collaborative interaction, as the 3 disciplines of art, architecture, and ladscape, filled in to the empty frames various components which make up the mosaic of park space.

The interdisciplinary team was comprised by Nick Gelpi(architect), Roberto Rovira(landscape architect), and Jim Drain(artist). : official competition website and Press Release

11 finalists were chosen by an esteemed panel of expert judges including: Enrique Norten – Founding Principal, TEN Arquitectos; Terence Riley – Principal, Keenan/Riley; Former Director of Miami Art Museum and Museum of Modern Art; Raymond Jungles, ASLA – FASLA, PLA, Founding Principal of Raymond Jungles, Inc.; Allan Shulman, FAIA, Principal, Shulman + Associates; James Russell, FAIA, architecture critic and journalist; Andrew Frey – Development Manager, Codina Group; Founder, DawnTown; Tony Cho – CEO and Founder, Metro 1 and Moderator- Joachim Perez, Executive Director of DawnTown

The competition was conceived by neighborhood visionary and Metro 1 President and CEO, Tony Cho, in partnership with DawnTown, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting architecture in Miami and AIA Miami, the local chapter of The American Institute of Architects, with the goal of creating a dynamic 14,000-square-foot space that offers the local community, visitors and tourists a place to come together and enjoy the neighborhood in a public environment. It is located at 2825 NW 2nd Avenue in Miami.

Other finalists for the competition were:  AGENCY Architecture LLC and Aranda/Lasch from New York City, New York; Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu / SO-IL and stpmj from Brooklyn, New York; Meyer + Silberberg – Land Architects from Berkeley, California; SFA fromMadrid, Spain; Colour: Urban Design Limited and Wayward Plants from London, England, AZC – Atelier Zundel Cristea from Paris, France and rolex replica ONZ Architects from Ankara, Turkey.

We are truly honored to be selected from among such a prestigious group of competitors. We look forward to working with the city of Miami and Metro 1 to realize an ambitious vision that acknowledges the vibrancy of the Wynwood neighborhood and that emphasizes the unique natural wonders of south Florida. We hope that our park will be a place where people come together with nature and art in an urban environment, where rolex replica everyone can feel at home and where people and nature thrive together.
-Nick Gelpi, Roberto Rovira, Jim Drain