ArchWeekMiami, from 24 to 29 February at the Miami Design District
ArchWeekMiami is a week-long international cultural initiative, conceived and organized by Platform, an Italian publisher based in Miami, specializing in art, architecture and design. AWM was created to offer an evolved and profiled target composed of architects, interior designers, developers and local and international buyers an opportunity to develop business contacts, meet customers, learn more about technical issues, tell ideas and present projects. AWM revolves around events, meetings, cultural activities and entertainment entirely dedicated to the world of architecture and design. During the week the cultural hub will be the Archmarathon Awards America 2020, which will take place in the Moore Elastika Building from 27 to 29 February.
In-store events, presentations, parties, cocktails, architecture and design exhibitions and art installations will be held throughout the Design District.
The showrooms and commercial premises involved will be mapped, communicated on the website, on the social networks identified also outside near the entrances with the brand AWM, which will serve to drive and welcome professional visitors who will attend the Design District.
The Miami Design District is the northern district of Midtown Miami, Florida, home to over 130 commercial locations including art galleries, showrooms, creative services, architecture studios, shops, antique dealers, restaurants and bars.
You can visit countless boutiques, such as Christian Louboutin, Prada, Louis Vuitton and Hermes, next to showrooms and specialized interior and exterior decoration shops, which offer exclusive furnishing accessories and complete systems for contract (hotels, bars, restaurants, residential complexes) or home (living, bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens). In these showrooms the made in Italy and the best world brands are all represented and elegantly proposed. The facades of the commercial buildings are all extremely accurate and creative, the result of high level architectural designs. The heart of the district’s cultural activity is the Moore Elastika Building, a historic building dating back to 1921, which houses the enormous permanent installation “Elastika” created by the Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid and commissioned by Craig Robins, president of Dacra (the company that owns the area).
The district is also home to the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, also known as ICA Miami (Museum of Contemporary Art) and the famous and super-photographed Museum Garage with its artistically richly decorated facades by five major architectural firms. The neighborhood is home to the most popular restaurants in Miami, such as Michael Schwartz, Michelle Bernstein, David Grutman and music superstar Pharrell Williams. The Design District is geographically located between NE 36th Street to the south, NE 43rd Street to the north, NW 1st Avenue to the west and Biscayne Boulevard to the east.