Bjarke Ingels unveils Miami Produce Center megaproject
Famous architect Bjarke Ingels is behind a proposal for a stilt-leaning project in the Allapattah neighborhood of Miami. Labeled the “Miami Produce Center,” the project comprises eight interconnected rectangular buildings that stand near the intersection of 12th Avenue and 21st Street.
The plan comes from local developer Robert Wennett known for Herzog & de Meuron-designed parking garage at 1111 Lincoln.
The plan that Wennett filed with the city shows that the Miami Produce Center will reach the 19 floors. If the zoning is approved, the project will feature 1,200 residential units, 75,000 square feet of retail, 114,000 square feet of hotel, 231,000 square feet of office space, a 76,000-square-foot school, and garage parking for 1,149 cars.
The project would occupy an area of eight acres enclosed mainly by industrial developments and by wholesalers. The developer purchased the Allapattah site in 2016 for $16 million under the legal entity Miami Produce Center LLC.