AJ100 practice Broadway Malyan has seen off Zaha Hadid Architects and BIG to win a contest to design a new $100m cruise terminal in Miami
It is understood Aedas and Asymptote Architecture were also in the running for Royal Caribbean Cruises-backed scheme which will serve the world’s largest cruise ships.
According to Broadway Malyan, the terminal has been nicknamed the Crown of Miami ’because of its shape which evokes the points of the symbolic headgear when viewed from the water’.
The practice continues: ’From the eastern or western approaches the M of Miami is communicated, and when viewing the terminal side-on a sense of waves rising or ships passing is revealed.’
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Clad in aluminium, the project features a simple prefabricated frame and flooring panels and a repetitive system, and is the global outfit’s first scheme in North America.
Ian Simpson, director at Broadway Malyan, said: ’Winning this competition is a major coup for our practice and it represents a fantastic opportunity for us to expand into a new part of the world.
‘We will have staff based in Miami supported by our Singapore studio, supplying Royal Caribbean with round the clock service and ensuring that we can provide an integrated service with our architecture, masterplanning, landscaping and branding teams available at all times.’
Subject to planning approval the construction will begin early next year and is expected to open by the end of 2018.