Miami 2009 Urban Competition: "Pier Museum" 2009
Architect: Flavio Cucina,
Suitcases sculptures: Carolina Sardi
Designers collaborators: Giovanni Bruzzone, Jomar Perez
The Pier Museum:
A combination of different buildings of simple geometries connected by a deconstructed path; along the route there are many accesses to panoramic views towards the sea and to Miami beach. The library, the entrance and the storage are the only buildings connected directly to the ground; a different material (concrete) marks the difference between the archive and the other commemorative spaces built out of wood and metal. A small dock connects the necessary transports and visitors coming from the sea. At the end of the path a swimming pool is located close to a cafeteria; this last building is mainly see-through and is provided with an illuminating system at the top as symbolic lighthouse.