At the gateway to downtown Miami Beach’s celebrated pedestrian promenade sits an important new social and civic experiment, Herzog and de Meuron’s 1111 Lincoln Road. Completed in 2010, the mixed-use project features residential, office and retail components; however, the standout element that re-shapes the discussion about urban and architectural design is, uncharacteristically, the parking garage.
Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you parking lots as public space, micro-parks coming to Los Angeles, rooftop farming tips and tricks, and Manhattan’s next great waterfront park.
Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from around the world. This week we bring you two stories from Vancouver, one about appliance ‘art’ and one about putting parks in car parking spaces, as well as buildings as music video stars in Oslo, and 3D printed soundscapes.
By Jake Tobin Garrett
401 Richmond in downtown Toronto is an adaptive reuse of an old tin factory into a hub of artist studios and galleries. Located at the corner of Spadina Ave and Richmond St West, this huge brick building extends its exterior, dotted with old loading docks, one entire full block east to Peter St. Up until just a few months ago, however, the south side of this stretch of road had no sidewalk. In order to walk east, you had to cross the street and use the thin strip of sidewalk there.