Award of Merit - Cultural/Worship

Image courtesy Facchina Construction of Florida
The New World Symphony marks Frank Gehry's first design in Florida.

Designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, the New World Symphony project is known for hiding the architect's trademark design style inside a rectangular shaped building. Inside, contractor Facchina Construction had to make sense of the more typical Gehry design features that make up the six-story building, which includes a 50,000-sq-ft variable-seating performance hall.

Outside, the building's east facade showcases a 100-by-80-ft glass curtain wall that allows passersby a glimpse of the inside architecture and a projection wall on which live concerts, master classes, large-scale images and films may be viewed.

Key Players

Owner: New Campus II, Miami Beach

Contractor: Facchina Construction of Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Construction Manager: Hines, Fort Lauderdale

Architect: Gehry Partners, Los Angeles

Civil Engineer: Kimley-Horn, Miami Beach

Structural Engineer: Gilsanz Murray Steficek, New York

MEP Engineer: Cosentini & Associates, New York

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Facchina Construction of Florida