Kyle Stuart-Willis + Jiawei Mai
Increasing fuel prices and climate change has changed the culture behind how we transport ourselves. The City of Miami is at the forefront of sustainable transportation by shifting away from independent vehicles to more personal and pedestrian oriented transportation. This competition challenges architects to envision a hub for alternative transportation in downtown Miami, with required programs including bike share, integration with the metromover system and other modes of transportation.
The proposed hub integrates multiple modes of transportation in Miami to generate commuter culture that promotes sustainable transportation. The architecture is formed by circulation ramps for quick access to various transit modes while providing adjacent balconies and patios for social gatherings and events. These third spaces allow commuters to pick up groceries or interact and socialize with other commuters in their transit. Thus, advocating a new social environment that is embedded into Miami's network of sustainable transportation.