The British Are Coming. The British Are Coming. Actually they are already here. Miami, the melting pot of South America has seen a recent influx of talented and noteworthy British architects impressing their unique designs on our landscape.
The first is Zaha Hadid. Hadid a British -Iraqi was recently awarded the design contract of Miami Beach’s Collins Avenue Parking Garage. Hadid was the first woman in 2004 to receive the Pritzker award for her innovative design philosophies- the industry’s highest honor. Hadid has designed the 2012 Aquatic Center for the London Olympics and the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center.
Hadid is a Starchitect in her own right. She is joined on Miami Beach by David Adjaye, 2011 Design Miami’s designer of the year. Tanzanian born and Ghanian bred … Mr Adjaye’s body of work includes art installations, private residences, and the Smithsonian Museum of African American History which is to be unveiled in 2015.
Adjaye joins Sir David Chipperfield, a British born architect of The Shore Club. Chipperfield’s modernist design influences are striking on this Art Deco restoration.
The Euro may be in a state of flux but the British influence of these 3 architectural superstars has many of their US counterparts envious.