Zoo Miami Welcome Plaza
Project Location: Miami, FL
Client: Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
Located at the entrance plaza of Zoo Miami in Florida, this multi-faceted project offers a compelling public gathering space, weaving a fluid ground mosaic of color and light with various sculptural animals and signage elements. The destination of the plaza is coordinated with the pink flamingo exhibition with a watering hole concept where cooling fog creates a microclimate of play amongst the sculptural animal that populate the plaza. The ground plane is illuminated with recycled glass block and LED lights that activate the space during the evening hours. The design accommodates flexible use of the space, allowing for small scale educational classrooms during the day and larger scale events at night.