Miami, FL

The existing pump station operated by Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department currently resides on Biscayne Boulevard and the southwest corner of the future Museum Park (currently Bicentennial Park). The building, originally constructed in 1951, consists of a flat concrete windowless box -like design and is considered “currently unsightly.” The county requested the rethinking of a new envelope to in essence “wrap” the existing structure cosmetically, symbolically and functionally. In addition, the landscape around the station could be woven in and around the envelope.