This was a city defined by its new downtown.
For years, Doral was seen simply as an unincorporated area of Miami, lacking any clear point of gravity as its center. But when Doral City Hall and a new city park were constructed to change this, a question remained: how might we create a central vein to connect these more functional spaces with an emotional gateway?
Enter an eclectic main street marked by a pair of thirty-foot sculptures in red, imagined by the internationally-renowned artist John Raymond Henry. Over 15,000 residents in townhomes and elevated condos now connect in the signature restaurants and shops that line the street, as folding storefronts allow restaurants to pour out onto the sidewalk—and a combination of layered lights, urban materials and custom landscaping tie all of the spaces and experiences together.
This project was completed by Beame Architectural Partnership prior to joining RSP.