The totally different floor layouts on the three levels are a result of the numerous projections and returns in the façade. So the opaque areas almost seem to be floating in mid-air. Visitors can enjoy fascinating views through the vast expanse of glass in the façade, which links the exhibition areas with the surrounding park and Biscayne Bay beyond.
The concept implemented by seele has, on the one hand, satisfied the high aesthetic expectations of the architects, who wanted panes of glass in sizes hitherto unknown locally, unusual materials and challenging design elements. On the other hand, the design also had to take into account the particular meteorological conditions of this location, because Miami is located in a region with high wind loads and a risk of hurricanes. Unsurprisingly, seele’s glass envelope therefore had to comply with many demanding requirements. With its spectacular architecture and highly innovative engineering, Pérez Art Museum Miami forms the ideal backdrop for international collections and exhibitions of 20th and 21st century contemporary art.
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