'PALMOASIS' Build in the Bay Competition - Florida InsideOut Magazine | Miami | FL [Winner]

The proposal considers the Venetian themed vision of Biscayne Bay established by the early founders of Miami Beach through understanding the agglomeration of artificial islands and the attempt to recreate the urban condition of Venice. Given that Miami is lacking any significant public open space, one might perceive this re-creation to be an inherent contradiction. Our project rethinks the Venetian themed vision and proposes a public recreational space which is site-specific and establishes an open space typology for Miami - a waterfront urban condition. A single palm tree on a base is a direct representation of any generic island. Palmoasis consists of 4000 such islands arranged on a 30'grid.