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Little Haiti Cultural Center

Miami, FL

As part of a community redevelopment and enhancement effort for Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood, Zyscovich was commissioned by the City of Miami CRA to create a parks improvement plan as well as a master plan and design for a new Little Haiti Cultural Campus. In addition to the planning, architecture, and interior design scope, Zyscovich assisted the client with feasibility studies that affected land acquisitions, presentations and programming meetings for the community, inclusion of a public solicitation for local art, street and sidewalk improvements, acceptance of unity of title for the land, programming for the performing arts spaces, and marketing material for potential sponsors and operators.

The new community-use campus maintained the existing Caribbean Marketplace and added two new buildings. The project includes a 250-seat theater with dance and drama rehearsal halls and a Cultural Center with an art gallery, arts and crafts workshops, and community meeting rooms. A large open plaza, designed to host outdoor community events, joins the two new buildings. Traditional Caribbean art and architecture influence combined with a modern representation inspired the design for the new Cultural Campus.

The Plan also includes the Little Haiti Soccer Field which connects to the Cultural Campus via street improvements. The project includes a professional regulation soccer field, a practice field, a 750-seat grand stand, a vita course, tot lot, water play area and a domino park. The project was also planned to accommodate the addition of a second and third phase which will provide offices for parks and city employees as well as additional sports facilities.

 

KEY FEATURES

Cultural Center

Community Enhancement and Redevelopment

Gallery Exhibition Space

Performance Space

Renovation/Expansion

Public Involvement

Artist Selection and Integration

 

PHOTOGRAPHY (C) STEVEN BROOKE STUDIOS

As part of a community redevelopment and enhancement effort for Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood, Zyscovich was commissioned by the City of Miami CRA to create a parks improvement plan as well as a master plan and design for a new Little Haiti Cultural Campus. In addition to the planning, architecture, and interior design scope, Zyscovich assisted the client with feasibility studies that affected land acquisitions, presentations and programming meetings for the community, inclusion of a public solicitation for local art, street and sidewalk improvements, acceptance of unity of title for the land, programming for the performing arts spaces, and marketing material for potential sponsors and operators.

The new community-use campus maintained the existing Caribbean Marketplace and added two new buildings. The project includes a 250-seat theater with dance and drama rehearsal halls and a Cultural Center with an art gallery, arts and crafts workshops, and community meeting rooms. A large open plaza, designed to host outdoor community events, joins the two new buildings. Traditional Caribbean art and architecture influence combined with a modern representation inspired the design for the new Cultural Campus.

The Plan also includes the Little Haiti Soccer Field which connects to the Cultural Campus via street improvements. The project includes a professional regulation soccer field, a practice field, a 750-seat grand stand, a vita course, tot lot, water play area and a domino park. The project was also planned to accommodate the addition of a second and third phase which will provide offices for parks and city employees as well as additional sports facilities.

 

KEY FEATURES

Cultural Center

Community Enhancement and Redevelopment

Gallery Exhibition Space

Performance Space

Renovation/Expansion

Public Involvement

Artist Selection and Integration

 

PHOTOGRAPHY (C) STEVEN BROOKE STUDIOS