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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Brickell City Centre first-of-its-kind climate ribbon was created through a collaboration between a Paris design firm and the universities of Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh and Cardiff in the United Kingdom. #bcc #brickellcitycentre #brickellcondos #climateribbon #realestate #miami #miamirealestate #luxurycondos #luxuryliving
This stretch of Miami Ave. by my apartment is the most dramatic evolution of a city that I've ever seen in person (Dubaians may disagree with me). As little as a couple of years ago, this area was nothing more than a hole in the ground, and before that, a tennis club. As you can see, skyscrapers continue to rise on every block. Unbelievable.
SP role : Project Principal and co-Designer of the Climate Ribbon
Graphics ©SEBASTIEN PERRAULT
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