Miami Beach Awards Lincoln Park Design Contract to West 8
The City of Miami Beach awarded the Lincoln Park design contract to Dutch urban design and landscape architectural firm West 8. Lincoln Park is the third and final component of Miami Beach’s City Center Redevelopment Project. The park will sit adjacent to a new campus for the New World Symphony designed by Frank Gehry, scheduled to open in January 2011. The project also includes a 520-space public parking garage with ground-level retail space, also designed by Gehry.
Lincoln Park will add 2.5 acres of green space to Miami Beach, replacing a surface-level parking lot. A major element of the $13-million park will be its relationship with the façade of NWS’ new campus, which features a projection wall on which users of the park will be able to watch and listen to concerts, films, commissioned video art, city-provided content and other digital installations. West 8’s design approach calls for an integrated relationship with the building.
West 8's New York office will run the Lincoln Park project.