Dutch design firm West 8 will replace world-renowned architect Frank Gehry on a Miami Beach park project, the final component of the massive New World Symphony complex now under construction.
The firm was selected from a dozen applicants for the $13 million park project and ratified by the Miami Beach Commission in a 6-1 vote Wednesday.
Despite Gehry’s fame, West 8 was hailed by backers as better suited to design the park because of its experience in landscape architecture.
SOURCE: MiamiHerald.com – Dutch firm picked for Miami Beach park project
A Dutch firm known for delivering euphorically original urban designs on a budget is poised to replace the world’s most famous architect on a Miami Beach park project that Gehry quit amid a row with the city over costs.
The firm, West 8, was selected from a dozen applicants for the $13 million park project by a six-person committee representing the city and the New World Symphony………
Read more at the SOURCE: MiamiHerald.com – Dutch firm could replace Frank Gehry on Miami Beach park project
“Frank O. Gehry, one of the world’s leading architects, has been selected to design a national tribute to President Dwight D. Eisenhower……..The other finalists were Krueck & Sexton of Chicago, PWP Landscape Architecture of Berkeley, Calif., and Rogers Marvel Architects of New York”
SOURCE: washingtonpost.com – Architect Frank Gehry Is Picked to Design D.C.’s Eisenhower Memorial
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MiamiHerald.com special by Beth Dunlop reports
“The latest episode in this decades-long saga is unfolding now in Miami Beach, where Frank Gehry’s building for the New World Symphony is well under construction…….the Miami Beach City Commission took a preliminary vote to cancel Gehry’s contract for the design of a two-acre park that would connect the campus to Collins Avenue.”
Read the full article at the SOURCE:MiamiHerald.com – Park vs. parking: A Miami Beach Commission vote could sabotage an architect’s vision
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