Starlet Coral Pavillion

The studio over the clouds

“Art Splash: Lummus Park”

Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL

The studio will work in a section of Lummus Park in front of Ocean Dr., extending from 5th Street to 10th Street.  Lummus Park is a 74-acre public Park parallel to Ocean Dr. from 5thto 15thstreets in South Beach. The Park has grassy areas, palm trees, sand volleyball courts, some other outdoor recreational facilities and crossed by a wavy promenade. This studio develops an architectural and urban proposal to reinvent the Ocean Dr. was the catalyst of the rebirth of South Beach in the late 1980s.  However, more than 25 years later Ocean Dr. has lost its allure and is in a process of clear decline. The Park was created in the 1920s as the Lummus Brothers (originals owners of the site), Collins, and Fisher formed the island of Miami Beach. Traditionally the Park was a mediating piece of landscape that united Ocean Dr. with the beach. In 1985 that direct connection, between the sea and Ocean Dr., was broken as the whole coast of the island was part of major sand nourishment project, which created new storm surge defenses and enlarged the width of the Beach.

Design 8 _ Spring 2016

  • Student:
  • Jaleesa Aponte
  • Cindy Rodriguez