Award of Merit - Cultural/Worship
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.
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
Facchina Construction of Florida