Each winter, the Miami Design District commissions a creative studio to reimagine the environment of the neighborhood through a public installation. Woven through the Design District's main passageways, the installation engages the native trees, architecture, and outdoor sculpture to create a unique experience for visitors.
For the 2020 Miami Design District Commission, in collaboration with curators Anava Projects, we invited innovative designers, architects, and artists to propose site-specific neighborhood installations that explore the theme of energy. These installations are designed to inspire reflection on both the energy that we consume and the energy that we contribute back to the world, while proposing concrete actions that can be taken toward a more resilient, healthy, and equitable Miami.
The response we received was overwhelming in its creativity and thoughtfulness. Below are the six finalists. Scroll on to learn more and share your feedback on these inspiring proposals! And please be sure to plan a visit to the Design District this winter to see the winning commission go from concept to reality. Can you feel the energy? We can!