Miami Metromover, USA

Lead DesignerChris Willamson
ClientChris Williamson
Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

Miami Metromover, USA

Miami is one of the most glamorous and vibrant cities in
the world in which Museum Park will be a major
international cultural centre. Located within the new
Museum Park Masterplan is the Miami Art Museum by
Herzog & DeMeuron and the Science Museum by
Grimshaw. The metro station is to be relocated and
redesigned by Weston Williamson + Partners to
accommodate the new Masterplan and will be a World
Class addition to showcase Miami’s commitment to
regeneration.

The station is simple in layout and offers great comfort
and weather protection. A transparent membrane of the
innovative ETFE material ensures great views from that
station and also presents a modern efficient image for the
metromover and for Miami. At night, the station is lit
internally and will glow and change colour as the trains
arrive and depart. The power for all the lighting is
provided by solar cells and a wind powered generator
which will emphasise Miami’s green credentials.

In addition to greater passenger comfort, the new station
provides comfortable access for all users. Connections to
all directions are improved, “knitting” the metromover
into this new cultural quarter of the city. Connection to
the North will be improved by removing the fence and
creating a pedestrian priority zone across the ramp and
under the highway to the Adrienne Arsht Centre.
Connection to the South will be coordinated with the new
masterplan entering either directly into the new museums
or on to the new plaza between them. Connections to the
East and West will give greater priority to pedestrians via
stairs and lifts.