MIAMI BEACH, FL – 2015.12.10 – A team comprised of Calvin, Giordano & Associates (CGA) and West 8 have been top-ranked for design services for the North Shore Open Space Park in the City of Miami Beach. Together, CGA and West 8 will further develop the Vision Plan originally conceived by West 8 into a reality.
The future 26-acre waterfront park at the City’s northernmost end will create a more inviting, iconic and safe amenity, serving the City’s North Shore community, which will enhance access to the waterfront and preserve large patches of natural beachfront habitat. The team will provide needed improvements including pedestrian entrances, an ocean rescue facility, children’s playgrounds, pedestrian beach access, multi-use walkways, branding, lighting and open areas, while also integrating it with the surrounding neighborhood.
West 8 will lend their world-acclaimed landscape architectural and urban design services in branding, community outreach and the overall design development of the park, while CGA will contribute local knowledge and technical expertise in landscape design, engineering, surveying and construction administration services. Together, CGA and West 8 have assembled a formidable team experienced in delivering iconic spaces with know-how in long-lived municipal projects. Working collaboratively, CGA and West 8 intend to transform North Shore Park into a more connected, beautiful and functional landmark that meets the aspirations of the local community and the City.
The revitalization of the North Shore Park also complements West 8’s current work on the adjacent Eighty Seven Park development. Designed in conjunction with Renzo Piano, the iconic building will bring together architecture, design and the natural landscape to create a coastal sanctuary inspired by the site’s extraordinary setting and the lush tropical landscapes of South Florida. Together, these two projects will add new vibrancy and value, to the surrounding community and the North Beach District.
CGA is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary professional consulting firm that offers a comprehensive approach to landscape architecture, engineering, land planning, government regulatory compliance, public sector contract services, data technologies, emergency management, and development services. CGA, which is based in Fort Lauderdale, employs more than 300 professionals and has additional Florida offices located in Jacksonville, Clearwater, Port St. Lucie West Palm Beach and Homestead and an office Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, please visit CGA’s website at www.cgasolutions.com
About West 8
West 8 is an award-winning international office for urban design and landscape architecture founded in 1987. Over the last 28 years West 8 has established itself as a leading practice with an international team of 70 architects, urban designers, landscape architects and industrial engineers. West 8 developed projects all over the world in places such as Copenhagen, London, Moscow, New York, Madrid, Toronto and Amsterdam. The office gained international recognition with projects such as Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam (NL), Borneo-Sporenburg in Amsterdam (NL), Jubilee Gardens in London (UK), Madrid Rio (ES) and Miami Beach SoundScape Park (US). Many of the projects are the result of groundbreaking entries in important international competitions. Recently won competitions include Toronto Waterfront in Toronto (CA), Governors Island in New York (USA) and Yongsan Park in Seoul (KR). For more information, please visit West 8’s website at www.west8.com