The Brickell City Centre is a major commercial development by Swire properties on three city blocks in downtown Miami.  The Climate Ribbon™ is an architectural feature covering the pedestrian streetscape across distinct blocks, linking the development into a single architectural statement. It  provides shelter for the shops and circulations below and for the bridges over public roads.

The Climate Ribbon™ consists of a continuous surface of glass (11,000 m2) and architectural fabric sun-screening blades which has been fine-tuned to provide an effective microclimate within the centre, attenuating the discomfort associated with hot and humid Miami weather solely through the use of passive energy strategies. This unique urban element of the project is emblematic in both its environmental and aesthetic qualities. It shades the facades of shops and terraces directly exposed to strong sunlight and creates air circulation to improve comfort, harnessing the summer trade winds by the use of scoop features which pull gentle breezes through the public spaces.


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Climate Ribbon Brickell City Centre

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The #BrickellCityCentre #ClimateRibbon is actually quite refreshing. #30MillionDollars #Miami2017 #BlancaCRE

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Construction almost complete on this vast downtown Miami complex just south of Miami River

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SP role : Project Principal and co-Designer of the Climate Ribbon


Client : Swire Properties, Hong Kong and Miami
Architects : Arquitectonica, Miami, Florida
Climate Ribbon Designer : Sebastien Perrault & Hugh Dutton Associés, Paris
Wind engineering : RWDI, Guelph, Ontario Canada
General Contractor : Americaribe Moriarty Joint Venture
Design Build contractor : Gartner, Wurzburg, Germany
Steel Subcontractor : Signum SPOL, Czech Republic
Glazing supplier : Eckelt, Austria
Fabric engineering : FTL Stuttgart
Fabric Manufacturer : Cannobio Italy

30 M$ construction cost

915.345 t of steel Structure
6 678 m² of glass
16.725 t of miscellaneous finishes
14 225 m² of fabric
271.301 t of blades
259 over sea containers

Builders Wrap Brickell Center With a Sustainable ‘Ribbon’ | 2016-01-18 | ENR
Future Architecture Night : bousculer les idéologies classiques |
CityCentre’s Crazy “Climate Ribbon” Trellis Will Create Wind | SOBE Luxury Homes
The Viewfinder: Brickell City Centre’s ‘Climate Ribbon’ – South Florida Business Journal
FAN / Future Architecture Night le 15 mai à Paris | complexitys
CLIMATE RIBBON™ / the press-kit | complexitys
CityCentre’s Crazy “Climate Ribbon” Trellis Will Create Wind – Architectural Craziness – Curbed Miami
About the CLIMATE RIBBON™ | complexitys
Announcing DESIGN by DATA workshop | complexitys
Giant Climate Ribbon to Keep Shopping Mall Cool
The Spectacularly Detailed Science Behind Brickell CityCentre’s Climate Ribbon
Rhino News, etc.: CLIMATE RIBBON™ videos
Beneath Brickell City Centre’s Climate Ribbon
Brickell City Centre’s Climate Ribbon: Art And Science (Photos)
Conférence à la Gaîté Lyrique le 4 juillet | complexitys
About the CLIMATE RIBBON™ | complexitys
CLIMATE RIBBON™ / the press-kit | complexitys
Brickell City Centre | Flickr – Photo Sharing!
Brickell City Centre’s Climate Ribbon is Super Sexy in Reality – Construction Watch – Curbed Miami
Rhino News, etc.: CLIMATE RIBBON™ – data driven design by Hugh Dutton Associés
‘Climate Ribbon’ Puts Wind Behind Miami Project – WSJ


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