Brightline Miami Central Station
The Miami Central Station had been a train station in the 1920s and was being used as a parking lot before being transformed into a flagship mixed-use station, which spans six blocks and 11 acres, providing 1 million+ square feet of residential, commercial, and retail space in Overtown, this transformative project is helping to usher in a new era of connectivity and transit-oriented development to the South Florida region.
Downtown Miami is a heavily dense and traversed area, so to avoid interfering with existing street flow the station and its platforms were elevated 50 feet in the air. The elevated tracks created room for two layers of glass-encased retail space at street level along the pedestrian pathway. At the Miami station lightweight perforated panels lie intermediately in the open webs of the traversing V-shaped exoskeleton enclosing the railroad tracks and allowing for views of the moving train. The landmark terminal—a symbol of 21st-century Miami—feels industrial, yet transparent and airy.
Inclusive in our scope was the implementation of the new branded Brightline intermodal. Brand guidelines created by The Rockwell Group, included boarding platforms, stairs, elevators, escalators, walkways, waiting areas, ticket and information booths, luggage handling areas, restrooms, utility rooms, station advertising displays, concessions, restaurants, lounges, executive lounges and other service-related businesses that will be open to passengers and nearby residents.