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The Intersection of Art, Architecture, & Landscape

for a Local Community with a Global Presence.

A living framework onto which human activities

and natural ecologies can attach and adapt

FEATURES

A Habitat Upon entering the Wynwood Greenhouse, visitors will have an intimate experience with Nature. The spaces created in relation to these structures allow for a flexibility of social needs Open Green Space The Wynwood Greenhouse is a place for human and natural interconnectivity. Featuring open space for communities to thrive and connect, the Wynwood Greenhouse focuses in the ecosystem of placemaking. A Greenhouse The Wynwood Greenhouse is an open and flexible framework that exists at the intersection of art, architecture, and landscape. Two benches are cut into each of the butterfly mounds. The cuts are lined with native wood, and both expose the thickness of the landscape while also providing communal corner seating for bringing visitors together with each other as well as with the butterflies circling overhead Lay Back Benches embedded into the walls will create a synergy between nature and people. The Benches will allow people to enjoy the Wynwood Gateway in a relaxed setting. Native Butterfly Species Native butterfies will be present at the Wynwood Greenhouse at various points throughout the year, emphasizing the different color combinations and interchangeability of the site's ecology. The Green Walls Wall planters are stacked up above wood-concrete filled gabions at the base of each wall. Modular configurations of the butterfly specific plants allow for a type of mosaic of plants as a vertical landscape At Night Illuminated interior view of the space at night. The structural frame is lined with low wattage LEDS which are charged throughout the day with photo-voltaic panels mounted to the roof's frame. The Butterfly Mounds Two benches are cut into each of the butterfly mounds. The cuts are lined with native wood, and both expose the thickness of the landscape while also providing communal corner seating for bringing visitors together with each other as well as with the butterflies circling overhead The Butterfly Mounds Two benches are cut into each of the butterfly mounds. The cuts are lined with native wood, and both expose the thickness of the landscape while also providing communal corner seating for bringing visitors together with each other as well as with the butterflies circling overhead Flora A wide selection of flora will form part of the Green Walls to attract seasonal butterflies to mingle with visitors.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

DESIGN TEAM

Nick Gelpi

Roberto Rovira

Jim Drain

Received his Bachelor Degree from Tulane University, in 2002, and his Masters of Science in Advanced Architecture Design from Columbia University in 2003. He is the founder of GELPI Projects and is an assistant professor at the FIU School of Architecture.

Rovira is the principal of Studio Roberto Rovira and Chair of the Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design Department at FIU. He obtained a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998.

Drain attended RISD (Sculpture). He was a member of Forcefield, a collective that was part of the Whitney Biennal in 2002. Drain has had solo exhibitions at the University of Florida, Locust Projects, and the Blanton Museum of Art. His work is in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of Art, PAMM, MOCA, & PMA.

ESTEEMED JURORS

Terence Riley

K/R

Principal

Enrique Norten

TEN Architects

Principal/Founder

Hon, FAIA

James Russel

Architecture Critic & Journalist

FAIA

Joachim Perez

DwnTwn

Jury Chair/Executive

Director

Andrew Frey

DwnTwn

Development

Manager

Raymond Jungles

Raymond Jungles, Inc

Principal/Founder

FASLA, PLA

Allan Shulman

Shulman +

Associates

Principal

UM School of

Architecture

Associate Professor

Tony Cho

Metro 1

President/ceo

PRESS

Metro 1  Properties focuses on Miami's hip, urban real estate.

 

Metro1 's founder Tony Cho focuses on Miami's hip urban neighborhoods like Wynwood..

A Greenhouse Without The Glass

 

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METRO 1

Pioneering. Forward-thinking. Urban-minded. Launched by veteran real estate visionary Tony Cho in 2005, Metro 1 is a full-service real estate organization with a clear vision to shape urban neighborhoods and develop modern cities through brokerage, management and development. Cho and the Metro 1 team are executing on that vision.

Metro 1 isn’t just shaping neighborhoods—we’re giving back to communities. In fact, community service is a cornerstone of our brand philosophy.

 

M1 Community was developed with an awareness that corporate consciousness and social responsibility are guiding principles for making decisions that positively affect the environment, the community and its stakeholders.

 

Our M1 Community initiative runs through every project we engage. We spearhead educational efforts and allocate resources—both volunteer hours and financial investments—to make a difference in the communities we serve. We want to make every community we enter a better place for the people who live and work there.

 

Metro 1 volunteers make true connections with community organizations, assuming leadership roles, serving as ambassadors and contributing resources. M1 Community is actively engaged with a number of community and cultural partners including The New World Symphony, Perez Art Museum Miami, Lotus House, Surfrider Foundation, Epilepsy Foundation, Yoga Gangsters, Moksha Foundation, Urban Paradise and more.

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Stacey Glassman Mizener

executive director, M1 Community

sglassman@metro1.com

305.571.9991

The Wynwood Greenhouse is operating under the auspices of the Miami Foundation, which is a tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

To make a donation by mail:

 

Wynwood Greenhouse Fund

120 NE 27 Street, Suite 200

Miami, FL 33137

 

To make a donation online,

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Thank you for your generous support!

Metro 1 Community raises 100% of the Park’s annual budget and is responsible for developing and keeping the Wynwood Greenhouse beautiful and programmed.

 

All donations are 100% tax deductible.

 

It’s ours, it’s yours, please help and give back to our community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download naming opportunities:

 

Metro 1

120 ne 27 st - Miami, FL, 33137

 

T. 305.571.9991

E. info@metro1.com

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