Designed to direct breeze into the interior pedestrian court, @brickellcitycentre's Climate Ribbon also works to protect visitors from the elements.
Thank you @arquitectonicageo for sharing insight on the design of @brickellcitycenter and the critical role of the Landscape Architect! #flasla2017#landarch#brickellcitycentre#arquitectonicageo#miami
En el nuevo Brickell City Center los espacios públicos de las tiendas están cubiertos por una estructura abierta de acero y vidrio. La estructura primaria consiste en superficies triangulares que están inclinadas una hacia la otra. Debajo de esta protección transparente para la lluvia, las "Cuchillas" tridimensionales, forman rayas continuas cubiertas PTFE, se arreglan para la protección del sol. Ocho de las "Cuchillas" de forma triangular y dos "Vigas Delta" a lo largo del borde varían en sus dimensiones y orientación para asegurar la tarea de sombreado en cada posición. Uno de los desafíos aparte de las cargas de viento extremadamente altas fue la fijación casi invisible de la membrana.
La función del Climate RibbonTM es proteger el espacio abierto de las tiendas, de la lluvia casi tropical, así como del sol de la Florida. Además de los elementos cubiertos de membrana, las llamadas cuchillas, debe conducir el viento fresco de la bahía de Biscayne a través de los espacios públicos del centro para lograr un clima confortable sin aire acondicionado en estas áreas.
Brickell City Centre reminds me a lot of the bright lights and sleek architecture of Singapore's luxury shopping district. It started raining while we were there and it was interesting how the weather transferred to the interior of the place because of the "climate ribbon" above that brings in air flow.
Did you know Brickell City Center connects to Brickell East? We didn't either until we tried to escape the rain for a network dinner @quintolahuella Second floor connects via an elevator. 👌🏽☔️ #brickellcitycentre#quintolahuella#design
Aaaand we made it -- by bike! We marched with 200,000 of our closest friends in what was the hottest April day in D.C history. I found the #climateribbon project, "an arts ritual to grieve what each of us stands to lose to Climate Chaos, and affirm our solidarity as we unite to fight against it," remembering my ribbon from #cop22 and the road that now lays ahead. Bring it on. #cop23#PeoplesClimate#YouthRiseUp#ClimateMarch#OnOurOwnSteam
What do you love and hope to never lose to climate change? This photo is very special to me. Mike went to the climate march yesterday in D.C. and I was unable to tag along. But you know, that's okay because Mike captured the feelings and thoughts of the marchers combined, so I still feel like I was able to hear everyone's voice and share in their concerns. It really looked like a positive event, and it reaffirmed my belief that we have the power to stand up and put our frustrations into actions. At the end of the march was a wire structure that people attached a ribbon to that expresses what they love most and are afraid to lose to climate change. And now I am sitting here in Illinois incredibly happy that my voice has been added to those of many others thanks to Mike. It means so much and that's why I love this photo. And every time I look at this photo, it will remind me what I must advocate and live by everyday because I have so much to lose.
Pretty awesome way to end the climate march yesterday. The bands and speakers were all amazing and this art installation was super cool. Check out The Climate Ribbon to learn more.
On a ribbon, you share something you love and don't want to lose due to climate chaos.
Climate Ribbon BCC
The Brickell City Centre is a major commercial development by Swire Properties on three city blocks in downtown Miami. The “Climate RibbonTM” is an architectural feature covering the pedestrian streetscape across distinct blocks, linking the development into a single architectural statement. It provides shelter for the shops and circulations below and for the bridges over public roads.
HDA are designers for the Climate RibbonTM, a continuous surface of glass (11,000 m2) and architectural fabric sun-screening blades which has been fine-tuned to provide an effective microclimate within the centre, attenuating the discomfort associated with hot and humid Miami weather solely through the use of passive energy strategies. This unique urban element of the project is emblematic in both its environmental and aesthetic qualities. It shades the facades of shops and terraces directly exposed to strong sunlight and creates air circulation to improve comfort, harnessing the summer trade winds by the use of scoop features which pull gentle breezes through the public spaces.