Latin American Art Museum by Fernando Romero revealed for downtown Miami

Related story: Landmark architecture helps turn Miami into the “capital of Latin America”The four-storey building is envisioned   as a cascade of overlapping terraces, offering both climate-controlled galleries and a series of “sculptural gardens” intended to encourage passersby to venture inside. The first year of programming will include a retrospective of Colombian sculptor Fernando Botero and a major exhibition of Brazilian art. Following months of speculation Fernando Romero, principal architect at FR-EE, confirmed he will be designing the   Latin American Art Museum at Miami Beach, which is expected   to house “one of the most ambitious collections of Latin American art” in the world. According to FR-EE, the museum will also function as the main access for residents of the 111 proposed apartments, which will be built in a later phase. The ground floor of the building will be dedicated to showcasing young and emerging artists, offering a new platform   for the promotion of contemporary Latin American art. Temporary exhibitions will be located on the next level up and the second floor will present   the museum’s permanent collection. The museum is the latest in a series of ambitious architectural projects that are transforming the US city into   a major cultural destination. The third floor will contain a restaurant, while   a shop and cafe will be situated on   the ground floor. The architect hopes the structure   will “emphasise the benefits of the tropical architecture” through the addition of natural ventilation and foliage. Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld is also expected   to unveil a   design for the renovation of the popular Shore Club in the coming months. It will be located on   Biscayne Boulevard and form part of a housing complex.

Updated: 03.12.2014 — 16:37