As the construction dust settles in the Design District, we’ve got some stellar updates for you, Miami. In fact, by 2016, the Design District will boast over 100 international high-end retailers, a dozen restaurants, renowned art galleries, cutting-edge design showrooms, a world-class boutique hotel, luxury residential condominiums, and numerous large-scale public art installations.
Here is what is on the horizon:
PUBLIC ART & PUBLIC SPACES: Woven throughout the District will be public art installations and open public spaces. The former Plummer Alley will be re-named as the Paseo Ponti, a mid-block pedestrian path of shops, cafes, and greenery cutting through the heart of the district. At its center is Palm Court, an intuitively pedestrian plaza featuring the Buckminster Fuller-designed Fly’s Eye Dome. Additional public art will be on display by the following artists and designers: John Baldessari, Konstantin Grcic, Marc Newson, Nate Lowman and Zaha Hadid
SHOPS: International retailers are flocking to the District with over 100 luxury brands expected to open doors by 2015-16, including: Almechist, Amani, Audemars Piguet, Bulgari, Burberry, Cartier, Celine, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Givenchy, Harry Winston, Hermes, Hublot, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs Collection, Max Mara, Miu Miu, Piaget, Pucci, TAG, Tiffany & Co., Tod’s, Tom Ford, Valentino, Van Cleef & Arpels, Versace, Zadig & Voltaire and Zegna.